2015 Leaders Partnering for Success

Join us October 28-30, 2015 in San Diego as we identify, share and develop new approaches and solutions to the tough social issues facing our communities.

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Gather your team of community leaders and register today!
Gather your team of community leaders and register today!

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"

ULC Accepting Submissions for Leadership Awards Until Friday, September 4

ULC is currently accepting nominations for the Urban Leader Award and applications for the Joey Rodger Leadership Award. Both awards recognize transformative leadership that advances the impact and strategic role of public libraries in communities across North America.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, Septembert 4, 2015. Winners will be notified in mid-September and the awards will be presented at a special Awards Celebration during ULC's 2015 Leaders Partnering for Success – Social Innovation: Raising the Bar, October 28-30, in San Diego, California.

Visit the Awards page to view the award guidelines, past winners and apply today!

2015 Leaders Partnering for Success
Social Innovation: Raising the Bar

Communities are strongest when leaders and stakeholders collaborate to address complex social problems, particularly around the issues of education and social inequity.

Join us October 28-30 in San Diego, California, as we hear from library directors, city officials, and a variety of other community stakeholders about the social shifts taking place in their communities, what we as key change agents can do to bolster and create a resilient environment for all, and why working together for collective impact is the solution to many of the community challenges that we face.

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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 >>

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