Expanding Summer Opportunities

ULC’s new Leadership Brief highlights the growing role of public libraries as leaders in summer learning.

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Read the ULC Leadership Brief, "Libraries Expanding Summer Opportunities""
Read the ULC Leadership Brief, "Libraries Expanding Summer Opportunities""

Effective Summer Learning in Libraries

ULC’s new report explores library summer learning programs and action steps for initiating assessment!

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ULC's new report explores library summer learning programs and action steps for initiating assessment!
ULC's new report explores library summer learning programs and action steps for initiating assessment!

Libraries and Family Learning

This ULC Leadership Brief describes how libraries are creating opportunities for families to learn together.

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Read the ULC Leadership Brief, "Libraries Supporting Family Learning"
Read the ULC Leadership Brief, "Libraries Supporting Family Learning"

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2016 ULC Annual Forum
ULC Libraries: Getting to the Evidence
October 5-7, 2016
Kansas City, MO

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Join us as we explore frameworks for measuring outcomes and community impact!
Join us as we explore frameworks for measuring outcomes and community impact!

Check Out ULC's New Look!

ULC is excited to share a vibrant, new brand identity that not only reflects the innovative spirit of ULC and our member libraries, but how we are working together to transform and strengthen communities across North America!

Building on interviews conducted with our members, our new brand was developed to embody the dynamic look and feel that captures your description of ULC and the work of our member libraries — energetic, community-minded, forward-thinking, strategic, agile, relevant, progressive and collaborative.

The inspiration for the logo is the movement of a searchlight, constantly in motion, scanning the sky, revealing new ideas and looking to the future. ULC libraries are vital institutions that empower all members of the community. ULC is proud to work with such a dedicated network of community leaders to shine a light on the value of public libraries.

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ULC and Edge on the Road this Fall!

ULC's Director of Education and Learning Initiatives and the Edge team will be hitting the road to share how public libraries are leading partnerships and initiatives in education, technology and other critical services, to strengthen their communities.

Check out the exciting lineup of conference sessions we are leading in the coming months to help public libraries position themselves as innovative and integral community leaders!

 

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
Register Online for ULC-NCFL Webcast on Family Learning in Libraries  › ULC is excited to announce that registration is open for our upcoming free webca…
ULC Education Leaders Explore Data-Sharing Between Public Libraries and School Systems › More and more, public libraries are developing partnerships with school systems…
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