April 11, 2014
Breakfast at 9am!
S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture, Brooklyn Public Library
Full-Day Pass (includes breakfast)
Online registration has closed,
but you can register onsite for the Advance Registration price of $35
Are you an information professional working in a busy city library, archive or other information institution? Are you passionate about the challenges (and joys) of urban librarianship? Would you like to learn new skills and techniques for those on the front line of information services? Do you want to contribute to the growing conversation around the role of the urban librarian? Working urban librarians often find themselves saying “well that is great but it will never work in MY library”. This conference will only offer ideas that would work in an urban library. Practice will be paired with the practical, the ideas and concepts discussed will be tied to practical courses of action that working information professionals can use for the benefit of their patrons and institutions.
Urban Librarians Unite is a small not for profit organization based out of New York City. Its mandate is to promote urban libraries and librarianship, to support advances in Library Science in urban areas, and to defend any library at risk. ULU was founded with this kind of scholarship and conversations in mind. The organization plans on making the Urban Librarian’s Conference an annual event with luminaries in urban librarianship coming together to swap ideas and develop new resources for our colleagues and patrons.
For more information on the conference, please visit www.urbanlibrariansconference.org.