Join your peer communicators and marketers from libraries across North America for our first 2019 ULC Communications and Marketing Member Group call on March 27, from 2-3 p.m. ET.
Reaching Small Businesses Just in Time
Learn how participating in ULC's Entrepreneurship Learning Cohort helped Kansas City Public Library discover the benefits of a "just in time" service model.Read Now
Register Now for the 2019 ULC Forum
This October 16-18, the 2019 ULC Forum: Preparing to Lead on AI + Digital Citizenship will convene our member community in Salt Lake City to engage in expert-led discussions and activities to elevate our shared understanding of the economic and social implications of emerging technologies.Register Now
Introducing Edge 2.0
Discover the newest version of ULC's benchmarking tool for public libraries, featuring an all-new online platform, customizable comparison reports and robust action planning tools.Learn More
New Leadership Brief: Library-School Partnerships to Improve Reading Proficiency
This new Leadership Brief highlights how libraries are already helping low-income children become more proficient readers and offers action strategies for strengthening library-school partnerships to close the reading opportunity gap.Read Now
New Toolkit: Strengthening Libraries as Entrepreneurial Hubs
Discover strategies and resources to help your library elevate its support of local entrepreneurs.Access the Toolkit
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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.Learn More
Healthy, Sustainable Communities
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.Learn More
Please join ULC on March 27 for this FREE webinar and learn more about Edge 2.0 and how your library can make the most of its robust tools and resources.
Join ULC and peer library leaders at Calgary Public Library this May to experience first-hand the giant leaps and bounds the library has taken in recent years to dramatically shift the organization's 116-year-old mindset.
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