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!

2016 Innovations Initiative

Share the innovative programs and services that demonstrate your library's value and impact in the community!

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ULC is now accepting submissions for library innovations!
ULC is now accepting submissions for library innovations!

Libraries and Family Learning

ULC's latest Leadership Brief describes how libraries are creating opportunities for families to learn together.

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

Building Connected Communities

This ULC brief highlights how libraries, as technology leaders, can bridge digital divides, enhance digital literacy and support community priorities.

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Read the ULC Leadership Brief, "Building Connected Communities"
Read the ULC Leadership Brief, "Building Connected Communities"

ULC Partners with National Center for Families Learning for Leadership Brief on Family Learning

ULC is proud to present our latest publication, Leadership Brief: Libraries Supporting Family Learning, produced in partnership with the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL). This Brief extends the ideas shared in last year’s Leadership Brief: Partners for Education by focusing on how libraries are trusted spaces with unique assets that support family/intergenerational learning.

Libraries Supporting Family Learning can be used with elected officials, school and early childhood educators, business and community leaders who may not understand the special role we serve helping young parents and family members become their children’s first and best teacher. Our aim is to tell the library story – describing how libraries create intergenerational learning, build literacy and contribute to families that are stronger educationally and economically.

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Public Libraries Bridging the Digital Divide

Libraries are critical anchors for digital access and equity in local communities and, for millions of people, are their only gateway to the digital universe. From President Obama’s ConnectAll initiative to recent reforms to the federal E-rate and Lifeline programs, visit the E-rate and Lifeline Reform section under Member Resources to learn more about the role that public libraries and ULC have played to help get more people online and bridge the digital divide.

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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
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Receives Library of the Year Award › The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library (TSCPL) has been named the 2016 Gal…
ULC Member Libraries Receive National Medal at White House Ceremony › In a White House ceremony held earlier today, First Lady Michelle Obama presente…
ULC Shares Library STEM Learning Strategies at National Afterschool Association Convening › Last week, ULC Director for Education and Learning Initiatives Emily Samose spok…
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