Join your peer communicators and marketers from libraries across North America for our first 2019 ULC Communications and Marketing Member Group call on August 14, from 3-4 p.m. ET.
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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.Learn More
Revisiting 2018 Top Innovators: Teacher Lab
ULC connected with Brooklyn Public Library Outreach Librarian Amy Mikel to follow up about how BPL's Teacher Lab program has evolved in the year since its 2018 Top Innovator win. Check out the latest ULC blog post to read her responses.Read Now
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.Read Now
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.Learn More
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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
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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