2015 Innovations Initiative

We are thrilled to showcase the work of our 2015 Top Innovators, Honorable Mentions and all of ULC's leading library members.

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Check out our 2015 Library Innovations!
Check out our 2015 Library Innovations!

Partners for Education

Download the latest ULC brief on how libraries are natural partners with key community leaders meeting 21st century education needs.

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Read the latest ULC Leadership Brief, "Partners for Education"
Read the latest ULC Leadership Brief, "Partners for Education"

Free and Open Internet

What does Net Neutrality mean for public libraries?

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Learn the facts about the issue of Net Neutrality
Learn the facts about the issue of Net Neutrality

Discounts for Urban Libraries

How much does the new E-rate discount mean for urban libraries?

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Learn about the E-rate discounts for urban libraries
Learn about the E-rate discounts for urban libraries

Libraries: Partners for Education

Ask public and private sector leaders what society's greatest challenges are for the 21st century and education is at the top of their lists. Public libraries are playing a critical role in facilitating educational support across all demographics in most all communities. ULC's latest Leadership Brief, Partners for Education, articulates the unique educational assets that libraries can and do contribute. Use this in your conversations with governmental officials and business leaders to bolster your points about the importance of public libraries in education.

Download Partners for Education here (PDF).


The Urban Libraries Council (ULC), founded in 1971, is a membership association of leading public library systems in the U.S. and Canada. While ULC libraries primarily represent urban and suburban settings, lessons from their work are widely adapted by libraries of all sizes, including those in rural settings. Read More >>

News & Announcements
President Obama Celebrates STEM Education and Innovation at White House Science Fair › On March 23, 2015 President Obama celebrated student winners from science, techn…
Powerful Collaborations: Library-School-Community Partnerships › On March 17, 2015, the National Center for Families Learning Summit hosted a ses…
USAC Extends 2015 E-rate Application Deadline to April 16, 2015 › On Thursday, March 12, 2015 the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC)…
Upcoming Events
Edge 360: Success at All Stages of Participation in Edge › Since Edge launched in 2013, 87 ULC member libraries completed the Edge Assessme…
Partners for Education: Strategic Coalitions for Early Learning  › Join your colleagues from the Richmond Public Library as they discuss their join…
2015 Leaders Partnering for Success: Social Innovation › We look forward to bringing together leaders from multiple community sectors to…