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2019 Innovations Initiative: Call for Entries

Showcase your library's cutting-edge programs and creative strategies by submitting to ULC's 2019 Innovations Initiative!

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Revisiting 2018 Top Innovators: Immigrant Career Pathways

ULC reached out to Hartford Public Library's Project Coordinator Beverly Redd to follow up and learn about how the Career Pathways program has evolved in the year since its Top Innovator win.

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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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Register Now for the 2019 ULC Forum

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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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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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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Charting Your Library’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

May 29 - May 29, 2019

Join ULC for a new webinar on May 29 at noon ET to learn about the unique role that public libraries can play in leveling the playing field for entrepreneurs and cultivating a richer, more robust environment for local businesses.

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