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
It’s been a quiet few months at my branch, but not June, June wasn’t really quiet at all. During June, I experienced two separate incidents in which men approached me aggressively at work, leading me to feel unsafe. In the first incident, a patron who was frustrated attempted to get past another staff member to … Continue reading Library Trauma Cycle
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!
Almost every library worker has a story about one event at work that left them shaken. Sometimes it’s an abusive patron, sometimes it’s workplace bullying, and sometimes it’s that haunting feeling left behind when a patron needed more help than you could provide. The Urban Library Trauma Study (ULTS) looked to take these anecdotal stories, … Continue reading Urban Library Trauma Study Final Report
ALA Annual Conference is back and so is ULU! There is so much going on right now with our little tugboat of an organization and we can't wait to see you next week and share everything. From our covid test distribution, to our upcoming conference, elected official research and communications, and the (to be released … Continue reading ULU @ ALA 2022