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New Blog Post: Discovering the Key to Collaboration

Learn how Baltimore County Public Library and Enoch Pratt Free Library discovered the key to collaboration while participating in the ULC Entrepreneurship Learning Cohort.

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Leaders Library Card Challenge Strategic Guide

Learn how your library can create high-level partnerships to improve education outcomes for local youth with ULC's newest publication.

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ULC Statement on Race & Social Equity

As leaders of North America's public libraries, we are committed to achieving racial and social equity by contributing to a more just society in which all community members can realize their full potential.

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Every ULC library – in small and large ways – is organizing and contributing to civil discussions and programs that support a strong democracy.

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The Urban Libraries Council, founded in 1971, is the voice for public libraries in the United States and Canada and the force that inspires them to evolve.

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Libraries are critical anchors for digital access and equity in local communities. For millions of people, libraries are their gateway to the digital universe and digital readiness.

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Libraries are powerful partners for creating healthy, sustainable communities. With local government, business and other community organizations, libraries are key players in a strong economy, a healthy environment and racial/social equity.

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