2012 Press Releases


New Grants Connect Youth with 21st Century Success >>

November 8th, 2012
Learning Labs Foster Creativity and Collaboration through Creation in STEM and Beyond.  Read the full release >>



ULC Unveils New Website >>

September 5th, 2012
ULC recently launched a new website to better serve its members. This new, state-of-the-art digital home provides ULC members and visitors with a more streamlined and user-friendly experience, easy-to-find information, and links to the national initiative being led by the organization.  Read the full release >>


Urban Libraries Council Recognizes Top Innovators >>

June 23rd, 2012
The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) announced its 2012 Top Innovators during the ULC Annual Forum, June 21-22, in Newport Beach, CA. The 10 winners were selected by a panel of expert judges from nearly 200 applications in the third annual ULC Innovations Initiative.  Read the full release >>


2012 ULC Joey Rodger Leadership Awardee >>

June 22nd, 2012
The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) presented Ms. Cindy Lombardo, Deputy Director and Chief Operations Officer of the Cleveland Public Library (OH), with the 2012 Joey Rodger Leadership Award at their Annual Membership Meeting on June 22 in Newport Beach, California.  Read the full release >>

2012 ULC Urban Player Awardee >>

June 22nd, 2012
Longtime commissioner and champion of the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), Lucy McCoy was honored with the 2012 Urban Player Award by the Urban Libraries Council (ULC). The award was presented at ULC’s Annual Membership Meeting this morning in Newport Beach, CA.  Read the release >>

Urban Libraries Are Stepping Up as Civic Engagement Leaders >>

June 18th, 2012
A new Urban Libraries Council (ULC) research report calls for a sustained investment in civic engagement to build stronger communities and makes the case for public libraries as ideal civic engagement leaders. The report, Stepping Up to the Civic Engagement Challenge, highlights research that points to the social and economic benefits that come from engaged and empowered citizens and documents the successful community- building efforts already being carried out by libraries across North America.  Read the full release >>

Edge Initiative Launches Website to Promote Public Access Technology in Libraries >>

March 27th, 2012
Together with the library field, the Edge Initiative—an effort driven by a coalition of leading library and government organizations—has launched a new website to promote awareness of the development of benchmarks that measure high quality public access technology.  Read the full release >>