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

Forward-Thinking

ULC libraries: community hubs for education, economic/workforce development, sustainability.

2014 Online Learning »
Consolidated visual of ULC member libraries' mission statements
Consolidated visual of ULC member libraries' mission statements

Resources for Tomorrow

ULC leads initiatives to improve public access technology and foster digital learning for communities.

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Member Sacramento Public Library digital literacy training
Member Sacramento Public Library digital literacy training

Our office will be closed from November 27-28, 2014 for the Thanksgiving holidays.

T-giving

Libraries Connecting Communities: ULC Tech Leaders Meet in Washington

ULC Tech Leaders E-Rate Discussion

November 5-6, 2014 in Washington, D.C., ULC Member Technology Leaders met to discuss the latest tech issues facing public libraries across the country. During the meeting, participants shared how technology drives innovative opportunities enhancing library services for communities. Representatives from the Universal Service Administrative Company's (USAC) E Rate Team, including CEO Chris Henderson, spoke at the meeting about the E-Rate modernization effort, and USAC's goal of maximizing the cost effectiveness of the program while making the application process fast, simple and efficient.


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 >>

News & Announcements
FCC Chairman Announces Next Step in E-rate Modernization › November 19, 2014 – On Monday, Chairman Wheeler announced his plan to take the…
San Antonio Public Library Director Presents at International Library Forum in Kaohsiung, Taiwan › November 19, 2014 – San Antonio Public Library Director Ramiro S. Salazar rece…
Nominations Needed: PLA's Charlie Robinson Award › November 5, 2014 – The Public Library Association is accepting online nominati…
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