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Urban Librarians Conference – 2014

Last year the Urban Libraries Conference was an excellent event and this year…they’re doing it again. There’s still time to register for the “earlybird” price, which even includes breakfast.

The event will be held on April 11, 2014…now, you may find yourself saying “wait a second…isn’t there something else vaguely similar that’s happening on April 11, 2014?” Alas, you would be correct, as the Radical Archives conference (being held at NYU) is also on April 11 (though it continues on April 12). It looks like you might have to make some tough choices, but there are worse things than having to pick between two interesting radical/activist/urban library/archivist shindigs. The information on The Urban Libraries conference follows:

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

April 11, 2014


S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture, Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn, NY

Full-Day Pass (includes breakfast)

Earlybird Registration Deadline: March 21, 2014

Earlybird Registration: $25

Advance Registration Deadline: March 28, 2014

Advance Registration: $35

Space is limited, so


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One comment on “Urban Librarians Conference – 2014

  1. Alexandra
    March 9, 2014

    Would love to go, shame New York is so far from Dublin! 🙂 I’ll try and follow the conference from Twitter.

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