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!
NYC Library Budget Advocacy and You
It's a difficult time for library advocacy Physical library buildings are closed, local budgets are heavily impacted by a lack of revenue, and while the NYC Library budget is largely flat, the future is uncertain. As the Covid-19 pandemic drags on, continued revenue shortages may make libraries a tempting target for budget cuts which could … Continue reading NYC Library Budget Advocacy and You
What? Why on earth would we be ok with that?!
Last week the Wall Street Journal published an article detailing how many NYC schools are in violation of state regulations requiring a school librarians in each secondary school. It was quickly covered by other outlets as well. Wall Street Journal NY1 The Atlantic Epoch Times The NYC DOE has certified school librarians in only half … Continue reading What? Why on earth would we be ok with that?!