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!
Currently the United States Government is holding thousands of children separate and apart from their families in detention centers across the country. Toddlers are being forced to appear in court without their parents, families are being told that if they apply for asylum they will never be reunited, and the government has done nothing more … Continue reading Join us in storytime protests
Did you know that the per capita library funding in NYC is approximately half the state average? New York City deserves better. Better library funding for operating budgets, better library buildings, increased programming, more technology access, you get the point. Today at Noon the NYC Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and Intergroup Relations will … Continue reading New Yorkers Deserve Better than Stagnant Library Funding