Urban Librarians Unite stands in solidarity with the Asian community and unequivocally condemns anti-Asian statements, violence, xenophobia, and racism in libraries and in our communities. A year ago, we signed onto the APALA pledge, and we reaffirm our commitment to standing against hate. Asian Americans and the Asian diaspora are more than 12% of the … Continue reading ULU Statement in support of Asian Communities
Last year, we picked “Librarians At Work” as the Urban Librarians Conference 2020 theme because librarians primarily focuses on patrons, services, and collections, yet spend little time thinking about what we are first: workers in urban library settings. This year’s schedule was crafted to highlight worker-related issues including emotional labor, accessibility, equity, caregiving, physical safety, … Continue reading #ULCon20: the Virtual Experience!
Urban Librarians Unite stands with BCALA and REFORMA against the system of white supremacy and subjugation that has been baked into American society since before our founding.
Graphic generously designed by Meryl Friedman Urban Librarians Unite has been working with a residential facility for Unaccompanied Minors and Children Separated from their Families at the Border for the last year. With the help of our generous supporters we have placed hundreds of new age appropriate books in both Spanish and English directly into … Continue reading Every Kid Deserves Joy
Planning your library travel for next year? Well save the date for the 2020 Urban Librarians Conference, Caution: Librarians at work! On May 1st 2020, you and 250 of your new favorite colleagues can join ULU in celebrating and discussing the work librarians do every day. Watch this space for a call for speakers in … Continue reading Save the Date for #ULCON20!