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New Leadership Brief: Libraries Leading AI and Digital Citizenship

Discover targeted strategies for North America's public libraries to ensure an equitable and inclusive future in the Age of AI.

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New Blog: Lessons from the "Robo Dojo Master": Robotics and AI in Libraries

Palo Alto City Library's Dan Lou provides an overview of the library's efforts to lead robotics and AI education in the community.

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Fair E-Book/E-Audiobook Lending for Libraries

Discover answers to FAQs about e-content access and pricing for libraries, and how libraries are speaking up for more equitable and fair options from publishers.

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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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The Urban Libraries Council, founded in 1971, is an outcomes-driven research institution and innovations network of over 150 leading North American public libraries.

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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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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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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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