New publication highlights the latest models and best practices for engaging youth through innovative learning labs.Read more »
Read about ULC's latest work for improving libraries' access to E-Rate funding.E-Rate Updates »
New report from the Aspen Institute highlights how public libraries can drive innovation and help transform communities.Read more »
Congratulations to this year's Top Innovators. See the 2014 Top Innovators publication to learn more about these award-winning libraries.Read more »
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.Read More »
On December 11, 2014, the FCC met and approved the further modernization of the E-rate program – as Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel termed it: E-rate 2.0.
The approved Order raises the spending cap on the E-rate program from the current $2.4 billion to $3.9 billion – the first reset of the cap since it was initially set at $2.25 million in 1997. In addition, the Order approves an increased cap per square foot for urban and urbanized suburban libraries – positively affecting the ULC membership. Read more>>
Rashad Young, ULC Board Member, has been tapped by Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser as D.C.'s new City Administrator when she takes office next month. “Rashad has a track record of success, the experience to get results, and the energy to execute my ambitious agenda for all eight wards,” said Bowser. “Our approach to governing is straightforward: using the best practices, technology and talent to deliver services efficiently to the residents and businesses of Washington, D.C.”
Rashad currently serves as City Administrator for Alexandria, VA. Read about this in the Washington Post. Congratulations, Rashad!
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 >>