ULC HR Professionals connect to discuss the coronavirus outbreak and its effect on their libraries and communities.
Going Forward from the Pandemic
ULC's Going Forward from the Pandemic initiative is an unprecedented effort to mobilize ULC's entire member community to establish new models, techniques and approaches that can help all libraries lead their communities into a stronger post-pandemic future.Learn More
Statement on the Role of Libraries in Dismantling Systemic Racism
The Urban Libraries Council stands with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and all who are calling for immediate, collective action to end the systemic racism and inequity entrenched in our communities.Learn More
Statement on Race and Social Equity
In a strong act of commitment to a more equitable society, 182 public libraries across North America have signed the Urban Libraries Council’s Statement on Race and Social Equity.Learn More
Reimagining Summer Learning During the Pandemic
Discover how ULC libraries across North America have adapted their summer learning offerings to keep kids, teens and adults learning all summer long, despite the new challenges of COVID-19.Learn More
This collection of resources provides information and tools to help libraries navigate new challenges and fulfill their role as essential community leaders for COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.Learn More
Statement on Equitable Public Access to E-Books
North American elected officials send message to e-book publishers that price gouging public libraries is unacceptable.Learn More
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Discover how ULC is working to invigorate public libraries and their communitiesLearn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Healthy, Sustainable Communities
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.Learn More
ULC Education Leaders connect to discuss education programming and services during the coronavirus outbreak.
ULC Deputy Directors connect to discuss the coronavirus outbreak and its effect on their libraries and communities.
The Voice of Public Libraries
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.Learn More About ULC
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