It's a difficult time for library advocacy Physical library buildings are closed, local budgets are heavily impacted by a lack of revenue, and while the NYC Library budget is largely flat, the future is uncertain. As the Covid-19 pandemic drags on, continued revenue shortages may make libraries a tempting target for budget cuts which could … Continue reading NYC Library Budget Advocacy and You
ULU is matching donations to the EveryLibrary Help a Library Worker Out (HALO) Fund The COVID-19 crisis is having far reaching economic consequences for library workers across the country. The board of Urban Librarians Unite has authorized a one to one match up to $1200 and encourages you to support our colleagues who are experiencing … Continue reading Supporting The HALO Fund
From the Board of Urban Librarians Unite,Urban Librarians Unite echoes the call made by Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer this afternoon: Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Public Library should follow the same plan of action as New York Public Library, and close all units until at least March 31st. We understand the vital role public libraries … Continue reading NYC Library Closures and Covid-19
*Updated March 12, 2020 There are a number of guides for library administrations and individuals regarding safety with COVID-19, but not as many for mid level managers. ULU Board Members Lauren Bradley and Scott Jarzombek have put together this guide to fill that void and help branch managers make decisions in their own locations. Branch … Continue reading COVID-19 and Library Managers
This has certainly been a year, and ULU has had a lot to do and say. We held another awesome conference, helped fight back the first cut to library funding in several years, got a TON of books to migrant kids and won awards.The following are some highlights of the donor supported work we have … Continue reading ULU in 2019!