ULC Education Leaders connect to discuss education programming and services during the coronavirus outbreak.
This collection of resources equips libraries with information and tools to prepare for the potential impact of the novel coronavirus disease outbreak.Learn More
Reimagining Library Spaces to Provide Essential Community Services
Learn how ULC libraries across North America are transforming their physical spaces to support community relief and recovery efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.Learn More
#ULCchat Recap: Supporting Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses
ULC hosted our first-ever live Twitter chat designed to raise awareness of the critical role of libraries in supporting local entrepreneurs and small businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.Learn More
How Eliminating Library Fees Advances Racial Equity
Learn how municipalities can rethink library fees to advance race and social equity during the current COVID-19 public health crisis.Read Now
ULC Libraries Use 3-D Printers to Help Fight COVID-19
Discover how ULC member libraries are stepping up to help fight the coronavirus outbreak by using 3-D printers to create personal protective equipment.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
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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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 foundations are working to realign their corporate and foundation partners and funding to align with COVID-19 priorities.
ULC Deputy Directors connect to discuss the coronavirus outbreak and its effect on their libraries and 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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