Transformative Learning Spaces

New publication highlights the latest models and best practices for engaging youth through innovative learning labs.

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Teens using 3D printer at the Teen Tech Studio in Columbus, OH
Teens using 3D printer at the Teen Tech Studio in Columbus, OH

Accelerating Digital Connections

Read about ULC's latest work for improving libraries' access to E-Rate funding.

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Students use library computer lab for academic research
Students use library computer lab for academic research

Re-envisioning Libraries

New report from the Aspen Institute highlights how public libraries can drive innovation and help transform communities.

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Read Aspen Institute's new report on public libraries
Read Aspen Institute's new report on public libraries

2014 Innovators

Congratulations to this year's Top Innovators. See the 2014 Top Innovators publication to learn more about these award-winning libraries.

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Grand Rapids, MI, Denver, CO, and Pima County, AZ are among ULC's winning Innovators
Grand Rapids, MI, Denver, CO, and Pima County, AZ are among ULC's winning Innovators

Libraries Ignite Learning

Read the latest ULC leadership brief to learn how libraries can take a more central role in designing and delivering high-quality learning programs in our communities.

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Learn how libraries can create new learning pathways
Learn how libraries can create new learning pathways

State of the Union: Internet is Infrastructure

The White HousePresident Obama's State of the Union address gave plenty of nods to the importance of the internet in our society - from affordable and competitive broadband to open and neutral access. A point that should not be missed: President Obama categorized the internet as necessary infrastructure - an idea that library patrons certainly know.

"21st century businesses need 21st century infrastructure - modern ports, stronger bridges, faster trains and the fastest Internet," Obama said Tuesday. "Let's pass a bipartisan infrastructure plan that could create more than 30 times as many jobs per year, and make this country stronger for decades to come."


Job Opening: Program Director, Education and Learning

ULC is seeking a senior professional to lead ULC’s national programs and research related to education and learning. To learn more about the position, view the full job description.


INSPIRING LIBRARIES.
TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES.

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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