Almost every library worker has a story about one event at work that left them shaken. Sometimes it’s an abusive patron, sometimes it’s workplace bullying, and sometimes it’s that haunting feeling left behind when a patron needed more help than you could provide. The Urban Library Trauma Study (ULTS) looked to take these anecdotal stories, … Continue reading Urban Library Trauma Study Final Report
ULU @ ALA 2022
ALA Annual Conference is back and so is ULU! There is so much going on right now with our little tugboat of an organization and we can't wait to see you next week and share everything. From our covid test distribution, to our upcoming conference, elected official research and communications, and the (to be released … Continue reading ULU @ ALA 2022
Announcing Leadership Changes at Urban Librarians Unite!
It is with great joy and optimism that I report that as of today, May 20th, I have stepped down as Executive Director of Urban Librarians Unite. My colleague, creative partner, and friend Lauren Comito will be stepping into this role and will do an amazing job of it as we enter a new stage … Continue reading Announcing Leadership Changes at Urban Librarians Unite!
Apply to be a Research Fellow!
Spring/Summer 2022 Semester Urban Librarians Unite is seeking a research fellow to collaborate with us on the Urban Library Trauma Study Report. This 16 week fellowship will focus on drafting, promoting and distributing the final report for the Urban Library Trauma study based on the work completed at the March Forum. Candidates should be library … Continue reading Apply to be a Research Fellow!
Check out the NYC Candidate Questionnaire!
Urban Librarians Unite sent a library focused political questionnaire to all candidates running for New York City political office in 2021, including for Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, Borough President, and 51 City Council seats. We are please to share that over 100 candidates returned the questionnaire, and the responses are now available on our website. … Continue reading Check out the NYC Candidate Questionnaire!