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The 2024 Call for Speakers is Open!

Urban Librarians Conference – Call for Speakers! Getting Our Hands DirtyNewark Public Library, New JerseySeptember 27, 2024 SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL! Proposals due Midnight EST Sunday June 16, 2024 We are looking for speakers for the thirteenth Urban Librarians Conference on September 27th, 2024 in Newark, New Jersey!  This conference has always been about you, the urban … Continue reading The 2024 Call for Speakers is Open!

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Candlelight Vigil for Sunday Library Service

New York City's Mayor Adams' budget cuts impair the library services, particularly impacting working families, children, seniors and those in need. The discontinuation of Sunday library services disproportionately affects these groups who depend on these resources. Residents are encouraged to gather on December 17th to challenge these cuts and advocate for the restoration of essential library services.

Mellon Foundation Boosts Urban Librarians Unite with $1M Grant for Urban Library Worker Empowerment

Urban Librarians Unite (ULU) has received a one-million-dollar grant from The Mellon Foundation, the largest in ULU's history. The grant, spread over four years, will enable ULU to expand its professional development, mentorship, and resource creation initiatives for urban library workers and continue its focus on worker health, policy model creation, library advocacy, and refugee support.