ULC Development Professionals to discuss effective library and foundation partnerships.
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
Picture Books Can Open Doors to Tough Topics
Discover new ways to think about children's books that center around historical events, current events or news topics.Read Now
2019 Innovations Submissions Now Live
Find out how libraries are transforming communities in cutting-edge ways from the 260 entries we received this year.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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Share and be inspired by cutting-edge public library practicesLearn More
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 members are invited to a breakfast and discussion at Nashville Public Library during PLA.
ULC Director of Strategic Initiatives Jennifer Blenkle leads a session designed to offer best practices for libraries to build middle school STEM programs and partnerships.
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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