ULC events unite members with leaders in the national and international library community as well as other sectors including government, business and philanthropy for an exchange of knowledge, experience and forward-looking perspectives.
ULC Annual Forums
Register for 2013's Annual Forum, Ignite Learning: Libraries at the Center >>
Each year, ULC presents an Annual Forum for members and invited guests. Focusing on critical themes that drive the transformation of urban libraries, this two-day gathering includes expert presentations, panel discussions and small group interactions to provide a provocative and illuminating experience for participants.
The 2012 Forum, centered around Owning Leadership, opened with a rousing call to arms by keynote speaker Donna Brazile, “This is a moment for libraries to soar and shine...this is a moment when leaders emerge.”
Feedback about the 2012 Annual Forum:
- “Great conference. It was a good opportunity to recharge. My head was bursting with new insights and new possibilities. I always learn so much from my wise colleagues and the high caliber speakers.”
- “Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this fabulous forum. Every speaker was more engaging than the next,and discussions in between inspired me to be a better leader.”
- “Great resources and knowledgeable presenters, facilitators and panelists. Well thought out progression of ideas and application of leadership.”
ULC Partners for Success Conferences
ULC's next Partners for Success Conference will take place in November 2013.
Partners for Success is a biennial convening that showcases what communities can achieve when libraries, local government and other key civic leaders work together to address critical challenges.
The 2011 Conference, co-hosted by Miami-Dade Public Library System, focused on Civic Engagement and Building Community -- a strategic priority that ULC and its members place on the library’s role in advancing active citizen engagement in local communities. The library is a democratic space where opinions are heard, resources are universally available, everyone is welcome and programs are offered about issues that matter to the community.