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This October 16-18, the 2019 ULC Forum: Preparing to Lead on AI + Digital Citizenship will convene our member community in Salt Lake City to engage in expert-led discussions and activities to elevate our shared understanding of the economic and social implications of emerging technologies.

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Strategic Partnerships Are Key for Digital Inclusion

Check out the latest post on ULC's blog to hear from Salt Lake City Public Library ​Digital Inclusion Coordinator Shauna Edson about the importance of leveraging strategic partnerships for your library's digital inclusion efforts.

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New Leadership Brief: Leadership Roles for Library Trustees

This new Leadership Brief highlights the essential roles library trustees play in guiding, shaping and supporting the 21st century library.

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Introducing Edge 2.0

Discover the newest version of ULC's benchmarking tool for public libraries, featuring an all-new online platform, customizable comparison reports and robust action planning tools.

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Education transforms the lives of individuals and is the foundation for strong, economically vital communities. In the knowledge economy, the library is the learning institution ready to guide and support citizens at every age and level of need.

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Digital Inclusion

Libraries are critical anchors for digital access and equity in local communities. For millions of people, libraries are their gateway to the digital universe and digital readiness.

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Libraries are powerful partners for creating healthy, sustainable communities. With local government, business and other community organizations, libraries are key players in a strong economy, a healthy environment and racial/social equity.

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ULC Collections Leaders Member Group Call

Aug 22 - Aug 22, 2019

Join ULC Collection Leaders on August 22 from 3-4 p.m. ET for an in-depth conversation about the digital model changes around e-books/audio books and all things related to collections work like analyz

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2019 ULC Forum

Oct 16 - Oct 18, 2019

This October 16-18, the 2019 ULC Forum: Preparing to Lead on AI + Digital Citizenship will convene our member community in Salt Lake City to engage in expert-led discussions and activities to elevate our shared understanding of the economic and social implications of emerging technologies.

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ULC provides a forum for library leaders to share best practices and innovative ideas that inspire programs that support 21st century learning, a strong economy, and an active democracy.

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