New ULC Leadership Brief Highlights the Library's Role as a Community Technology Leader
ULC is excited to announce the release of our latest Leadership Brief, Building Connected Communities, which highlights the role of libraries as community technology leaders who are uniquely qualified to bridge digital divides, support community priorities, and improve quality of life, working in close partnership with community leaders.
Every day, libraries offer programs, services, and resources that introduce the possibilities of technology, build digital literacy skills, and provide access for all. Rapidly evolving technology and its immediate impact on daily life and economic success make the role of public libraries as trusted guides in a rapidly changing world increasingly vital. Though books are often regarded as our key resource, Building Connected Communities can serve as a primer for library staff, local elected and appointed officials, and other community stakeholders on how public library technology is used for education, innovation, health/wellness purposes and workforce development/entrepreneurship.
Building Connected Communities highlights the work of ULC members Boston Public Library, Durham County Public Library, Free Library of Philadelphia, Saint Paul Public Library, Kansas City Public Library, Grand Rapids Public Library, Skokie Public Library, Toronto Public Library, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Chicago Public Library, Memphis Public Library and Information Center, Denver Public Library, Richland Library, and Queens Library.