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
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!
First Book has selected Urban Librarians Unite and the REFORMA Children in Crisis Task Force from among over 100 applications to receive an award of $95,412 for new books to be distributed to migrant children across 4 states. First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise focused on equal access to quality education for children in need, … Continue reading ULU, Reforma, and OMG Books!
Many librarians are drawn to the profession by the opportunity to be of service to our community. We spend our days connecting people to the information they need, supporting early literacy, helping people look for jobs and health information, and so much more. As a caring profession we often also find ourselves in the streets … Continue reading Storytime Protest Kit