Partners for Education

Download the latest ULC brief on how libraries are natural partner with key community leaders meeting 21st century education needs.

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Read the latest ULC Leadership Brief, "Partners for Education"
Read the latest ULC Leadership Brief, "Partners for Education"

Free and Open Internet

What does Net Neutrality mean for public libraries?

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Learn the facts about the issue of Net Neutrality
Learn the facts about the issue of Net Neutrality

Discounts for Urban Libraries

How much does the new E-rate discount mean for urban libraries?

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Learn about the E-rate discounts for urban libraries
Learn about the E-rate discounts for urban libraries

Building Library Partnerships

ULC Library Partners support the work of public libraries to develop new approaches and tools that best serve our communities.

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ULC President and CEO Susan Benton (right) and Executive Board Chair Kari Glover (left) with Pamela Smith (middle), Vice President of Global Sales for Ingram Content Group, sponsor of the 2015 ULC MidWinter Reception
ULC President and CEO Susan Benton (right) and Executive Board Chair Kari Glover (left) with Pamela Smith (middle), Vice President of Global Sales for Ingram Content Group, sponsor of the 2015 ULC MidWinter Reception

ULC Webinar: Public Libraries and Hispanics - User Trends and Program Opportunities

Join Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Hispanic Research at the Pew Research Center, as he shares new research on library user trends that shows U.S.-born Hispanics use public libraries just as much as other Americans, but that foreign-born Hispanics are less likely to do so. Despite this difference, immigrant Hispanics who do visit libraries are the most appreciative of the services and amenities that libraries have to offer. What does this mean for programs and services in your communities? ULC Members Will Chen and Pilar Castro-Rein of Denver Public Library will also share successes they are having with Plaza Programming designed for Hispanics and immigrant community members.

Learn how to use the research to shape program development, increase usage, and engage this significant portion of our population while maintaining their confidence in the value of the public library.

To register and learn more about the webinar, click here.


Libraries: Partners for Education

Ask public and private sector leaders what society's greatest challenges are for the 21st century and education is at the top of their lists. Public libraries are playing a critical role in facilitating educational support across all demographics in most all communities. ULC's latest Leadership Brief, Partners for Education, articulates the unique educational assets that libraries can and do contribute. Use this in your conversations with governmental officials and business leaders to bolster your points about the importance of public libraries in education.

Download Partners for Education here (PDF).


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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President Obama Celebrates STEM Education and Innovation at White House Science Fair › On March 23, 2015 President Obama celebrated student winners from science, techn…
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