ULC and Edge on the Road this Fall!

September 7th, 2016

The fall, ULC’s Director of Education and Learning and the Edge team will be hitting the road with our members and public libraries at conferences and events across the United States!

ULC is looking forward to sharing best practices and models of public libraries as education partners and leaders for family and summer learning, hosting panel presentations and pre-conference sessions built on ideas shared in our latest publications, including:

The Edge team will also make appearances at a number of conferences to demonstrate how libraries can use the Edge Toolkit to better serve their communities through improved public technology servics.

We hope that you will be able to join us for one or more of our exciting conference sessions!

Association for Rural and Small LibrariesOctober 27, 2016, 11:00 AM: Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) * 2016 Annual Conference, Fargo, ND

Conference Session: Move past the Edge of Normal – Identifying low-cost and no-cost ways to engage with your community and improve your library’s public access technology

This interactive session will engage participants in using the Edge Benchmarks to identify low-cost and no-cost ways to take their library "North of Normal" through improvements to their public access technology, community partnerships, and organizational planning.

YALSA Young Adult Services SymposiumSaturday, November 5, 2016, 8:30-10:00 AM: Young Adult library services Association (YALSA) * Young Adult Services Symposium, Pittsburg, PA

Concurrent Session: The Double Bottom Line – Engaging Teens as Summer Learning Leaders for Younger Students

As public libraries continue to evolve their summer learning programs, they are establishing intentional partnerships with schools, city/county government and community organizations. This session will explore how these partnerships allow libraries to target and engage high school students as tutors, mentors and program leaders for younger students via hands-on and connected learning activities. Participants will learn about library summer learning programs that include this “double bottom line” approach: addressing the summer slide for struggling early elementary school students while providing teens with connected learning opportunities, community connections, leadership development and college and career readiness. This session builds on research conducted by ULC in partnership with the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

ULC Library Panelists include: