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October 20th, 2016
Please join us in welcoming Cambridge Public Library and Johnson County Public Library to ULC! Read More ›

October 19th, 2016
The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) recently announced the recipients of the 2016 Joey Rodger Leadership and Urban Leader Awards at a special celebration during the 2016 ULC Annual Forum in Kansas City. The awards recognize transformative leadership that advance the impact and strategic role of public libraries in communities across North America. Read More ›

October 7th, 2016
Addressing citywide racial equity, helping adults earn a high school diploma, partnering with small businesses to provide training to help them succeed – these are just a few of the initiatives being led by some of most creative and innovative public libraries in North America. The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) recently recognized 20 public libraries as Top Innovators for programs, services and operating practices that have made a significant impact on those they serve and their communities. Read More ›

September 14th, 2016
More and more, public libraries are developing partnerships with school systems to better align goals and data to improve community education outcomes. For example, by establishing partnerships between School District Superintendents, Library CEOs, and Mayors/County Officials, many cities and counties involved in the White House Library Card Challenge are merging data processes to ensure that all students have access to needed library resources. In a recent conference call, ULC's Education Leaders member group explored challenges and strategies for establishing data-sharing agreements with schools and other organizations. Read More ›