ULC Deputy Directors connect to discuss the coronavirus outbreak and its effect on their libraries and communities.
Closing the Entrepreneurship Gap: Tools for Libraries
The new ULC toolkit offers strategies and resources to help libraries level-up as entrepreneurial hubs, including COVID-19 responses.Learn More
All-New ULC Member Knowledge Exchange
ULC is thrilled to announce that the all-new ULC Member Knowledge Exchange is now available for our members. This new platform will make it even easier for you to build relationships and share transformative tools and ideas with ULC library leaders across North America.Learn More
Beyond Allyship: A ULC Conversation Series
Join ULC members as we co-create strategies for strengthening race and social equity leadership during ULC's Beyond Allyship Conversation Series, held virtually this fall and through early 2021.Learn More
All 2020 ULC Innovations Entries Are Live!
Check out the 260 entries submitted by members to the 2020 ULC Innovations Initiative! ULC will reach out to the directors/CEOs of award-winning libraries this November.View Now
New ULC Leadership Brief: Digital Equity in the Age of COVID-19
Informed by the work and expert guidance of ULC’s Digital Equity action team, this Leadership Brief offers action strategies, key messages and background information to empower library leaders to take on a more active and intentional role in advancing digital equity.Learn More
Statement on Race and Social Equity
In a strong act of commitment to a more equitable society, 185 public libraries across North America have signed the Urban Libraries Council’s Statement on Race and Social Equity.Learn More
Worth It: Our Small Business Value Calculator
Discover how St. Louis County Library created a tool that effectively showcases the value of the library's small business services.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
ULC Collections Leaders connect with peers to discuss recent issues.
Learn how Richland Library is moving the needle on honest dialogue, empathy and equity.
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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