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
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
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!