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2018 Annual Forum - Leading Forward

Join ULC members and discuss today’s most pressing issues facing libraries and the broader society. Join us for this thought-provoking and poignant gathering of urban library leaders.

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ULC Wins 2018 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for Leaders Library Card Challenge

The Urban Libraries Council has earned a 2018 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for the impact of the Leaders Library Card Challenge.

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ULC Statement on Race & Social Equity

As leaders of North America's public libraries, we are committed to achieving racial and social equity by contributing to a more just society in which all community members can realize their full potential.

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New ULC Leadership Brief

Learn about the public library’s role as an essential resource for entrepreneurs and core component of local entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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ULC Libraries Stand Tall

Every ULC library – in small and large ways – is organizing and contributing to civil discussions and programs that support a strong democracy.

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The Urban Libraries Council, founded in 1971, is the voice for public libraries in the United States and Canada and the force that inspires them to evolve.

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Knowledge Center

Access sample policies, forms and other documents provided by ULC members

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Innovations

Share and be inspired by cutting-edge public library practices

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Initiatives

Discover how ULC is working to invigorate public libraries and their communities

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Education

Education transforms the lives of individuals and is the foundation for strong, economically vital communities. In the knowledge economy, the library is the learning institution ready to guide and support citizens at every age and level of need.

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Digital Inclusion

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.

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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.

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The Voice of Public Libraries

ULC provides a forum for library leaders to share best practices and innovative ideas that inspire programs that support 21st century learning, a strong economy, and an active democracy.

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