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.

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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

ULC's NEW ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER

Please change your contact list and directories:

Urban Libraries Council
1333 H Street, NW  Suite 1000 West
Washington, DC  20005

ULC's new phone number is: 202-660-1449.

Check back for continued updates on our transition. Thanks for your patience!

UPDATE ON E-RATE

As the process to modernize the US E-Rate program continues, ULC has submitted a letter to the FCC underscoring two critical points. The first affirms the essential role of the library as a 21st century educational institution. The second point emphasizes that all public libraries, no matter the location or size, require immediate and comprehensive support in acquiring broadband connectivity. Read and share these vital E-Rate 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. 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 >>

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ULC and NSLA Tapped to Lead Summer Learning Initiative for Libraries › Washington, DC, September 23, 2014 – The Urban Libraries Council (ULC), as the…