March 30, 2015
Urban Librarians Unite holds third annual conference at the Brooklyn Public Library
by Claire Kelley
Urban Librarians Unite, an association of urban librarian professionals and advocates, held their third annual conference last Friday at the Brooklyn Public Library.
Featured speakers included Lancelot Chase, a gaming expert interested in bridging the “gap between underdeveloped tech talent in low-income communities and the exploding tech-economy,” Dianna Morganti, the interim Central Library Coordinator at the San Antonio Public Library, Jennifer Byrnes, a business research specialist at the Rochester Public Library, and Eric Neuman, an NYC Department of Education school librarian and teacher.
Breakout sessions addressed topics like “Health Happens in Libraries,” “Brooklyn Public Library’s Teacher Lab,” and “Starting a New Job: Survival of the Cardigan-Clad Fittest.”
Organizers Lauren Comito and Christian Zabriskie declared the day a great success.
The Urban Librarians Unite Third Annual Conference was held at the Brooklyn Public Library.
Organizers Lauren Comito and Christian Zabriskie.
Claire Kelley and the Melville House table featuring new fiction and nonfiction, as well as the Art of the Novella and Neversink Library series.
A librarian admires the Melville House Art of the Novella poster.
Penguin Random House and the New York Library Association also exhibited.
Jennifer Byrnes addresses a crowd of librarians.
Librarians outside the Dweck Center Auditorium at the New York Public Library.
Claire Kelley is the Director of Library and Academic Marketing at Melville House.