2015 ULC Annual Forum

Join us as we explore and discuss changes in technology and relationships that will continue to acknowledge the library as a highly trusted and valuable public institution.

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Gather your team and register today!
Gather your team and register today!

Partners for Education

Download the latest ULC brief on how libraries are natural partner 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

Building Library Partnerships

ULC Library Partners support the work of public libraries to develop new approaches and tools that best serve our communities.

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ULC President and CEO Susan Benton (right) and Executive Board Chair Kari Glover (left) with Pamela Smith (middle), Vice President of Global Sales for Ingram Content Group, sponsor of the 2015 ULC MidWinter Reception
ULC President and CEO Susan Benton (right) and Executive Board Chair Kari Glover (left) with Pamela Smith (middle), Vice President of Global Sales for Ingram Content Group, sponsor of the 2015 ULC MidWinter Reception

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).


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
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
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Bridging the Digital Divide: Library Hot Spot Lending Programs › Join program leaders from New York Public Library and Saint Public Library as th…
Jun
24
2015 ULC Annual Forum Welcome Reception › Join us at the ULC Welcome Reception for the 2015 ULC Annual Forum in San Jose,…
Jun
24
ULC Member Briefing › The Urban Libraries Council will host a special Member Briefing open to all new…