ULC Deputy Directors connect to discuss the coronavirus outbreak and its effect on their libraries and communities.
Submit Now to ULC's 2020 Innovations Initiative
Submissions are officially open for ULC's 2020 Innovations Initiative! Showcase your library's cutting-edge programs and creative strategies by submitting today.Learn More
New ULC Leadership Brief: Digital Equity in the Age of COVID-19
Informed by the work and expert guidance of ULC’s Digital Equity action team, this Leadership Brief offers action strategies, key messages and background information to empower library leaders to take on a more active and intentional role in advancing digital equity.Learn More
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, 183 public libraries across North America have signed the Urban Libraries Council’s Statement on Race and Social Equity.Learn More
AnyAbility: Providing Inclusive Library Experiences to Adults with Disabilities
Discover how Anythink Libraries engages with patrons who are often overlooked in our society.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
The Urban Libraries Council, founded in 1971, is an outcomes-driven research institution and innovations network of 160 leading North American public libraries.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 Development Professionals connect with peers about how to communicate with library leadership, boards and funders to help them understand the library's essential role in funding innovation and program development.
ULC marcom professionals connect to discuss the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on their communities.
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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.Learn More About ULC
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