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!
New Yorkers Deserve Better than Stagnant Library Funding
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
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?!