ULC Board

Made up of today's library leaders & supporters, the ULC Board provides strategic oversight, industry perspective & vision that guides the continued evolution of ULC.

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Immediate Past Chair Melanie Huggins & 2014-2015 Chair Kari Glover
Immediate Past Chair Melanie Huggins & 2014-2015 Chair Kari Glover

2014 Innovators!

Congratulations to this year's Top Innovators! View the 2014 Top Innovators publication & see what ULC public libraries are successfully implementing across North America.

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Houston, TX, King County, WA, and Durham, NC are Among ULC's Winning Innovators
Houston, TX, King County, WA, and Durham, NC are Among ULC's Winning Innovators

Connecting Leaders

El Paso City Manager Joyce Wilson and El Paso Public Library Director Dionne Mack discuss the value of public libraries.

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El Paso City Manager Joyce Wilson & El Paso Public Library Director Dionne Mack
El Paso City Manager Joyce Wilson & El Paso Public Library Director Dionne Mack

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 & foster digital learning for communities.

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Member Chattanooga Public Library's Maker Day: Thinking in 3D
Member Chattanooga Public Library's Maker Day: Thinking in 3D

PARDON OUR DUST…

This weekend, you may see a delay in email response from ULC staff. Our move to Washington, DC includes moving our servers. This disruption may affect our email system. We will receive emails, but won’t be able to respond until Monday morning. You can also reach us by phone during regular business hours. Our main line is: 202-572-1023.

We will continue to keep you up to date on our transition in this space. 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 >>

News & Announcements
Urban Player Award 2014 › Joan and Irwin Jacobs, philanthropists and civic leaders have received the Urban…
Pardon Our Dust › ULC is on the move. The Chicago office is packed up and on July 23 the Chicago s…
New Funding Opportunity for Digital Media and Learning › Grants in amounts ranging from $10k to $150k will be awarded for one-year projec…
Upcoming Events
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Libraries in the Gigabit City › Save the date for ULC's next webinar featuring Kansas City Public Library's Cros…