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 Forums and Conferences
In 2014, ULC's Annual Forum was supplanted by the NEXT Library Conference, Accelerate Learning, which took place for the first time in the United States. This international event was a partnership of Aarhus Public Libraries, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Public Library Foundation and the Urban Libraries Council.
- Some Highlights from NEXT Library Conference 2014 >>
- Learn more about NEXT Library Conference 2015 >>
ULC Partners for Success Conferences
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.
In 2013 the theme for Partners was Libraries Leading Learning. Over 145 library, local government, philanthropic, civic and business leaders gathered in Seattle (November 12-14) for a rousing exploration of the catalytic role that libraries play as essential community learning centers. The two-day program included keynote presentations, panel and small group discussions as well as informal conversations over meals - all focused on how libraries can strengthen their impact as partners in achieving community learning goals.