As of today, August 8th 2022 we will be using a new logo and brand identity that better represents Urban Librarians Unite as an organization and does not draw from the culture of an ethnic group that we do not belong to. Since 2011, we have been culturally appropriating the image of the Inuit knife … Continue reading We are changing our logo
We are excited to welcome Elizabeth Ashkinazi and Shakila Islam to Urban Librarians Unite this summer! They are joining us as interns from the CUNY Career Launch program. CUNY Career Launch allows for students who have not had substantial paid internship experience to demonstrate what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to … Continue reading Welcome Elizabeth and Shakila!
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!
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!
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