2018 Press Releases

Urban Libraries Council Statement on President Trump’s Proposed Defunding of Institute of Museum and Library Services

February 14, 2018
Urban Libraries Council President and CEO Susan Benton issued the following statement: “With his 2019 budget, President Trump has again shown us education, digital inclusion for low-income children and families, and lifelong learning have not made it to the top of his list of priorities. Just like last year, his proposed funding cuts to IMLS will do nothing to achieve a balanced budget while doing great harm to communities across the country." Read the full release here >> 


North American Libraries Send Strong Message of Inclusion, Commitment to Racial and Social Equity, to Their Communities

January 19, 2018
In a strong act of commitment to a more equitable society, 132 public libraries across North America signed the Urban Libraries Council’s statement on race and social equity. This statement serves as a baseline upon which libraries can build policies and actions that make their communities more inclusive and just. Read the full release here >>