NEXT Library 2014

Explore bold new visions & ideas that position public libraries as the learning center in our local communities.

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Showcase Your Successes!

The fifth annual member Innovations Initiative is underway!

Submissions Due by April 18! »

Connecting Leaders

El Paso City Manager Joyce Wilson and El Paso Public Library Director Dionne Mack discuss the value of public libraries.

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El Paso City Manager Joyce Wilson & El Paso Public Library Director Dionne Mack
El Paso City Manager Joyce Wilson & El Paso Public Library Director Dionne Mack

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 & foster digital learning for communities.

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Member Chattanooga Public Library's Maker Day: Thinking in 3D
Member Chattanooga Public Library's Maker Day: Thinking in 3D

MODERNIZING THE U.S. E-RATE PROGRAM.

A movement is underway to strengthen the nation’s E-Rate program so that people and communities have the full opportunity to learn and prosper in the 21st century. Connected Communities in an Age of Digital Learning, presented by New America Foundation and co-sponsored by ULC, is now available online, as is ULC's White Paper and E-Rate Summary. Learn more about E-Rate and share these vital resources >>

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. Read More >>

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