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ULC Corporate Partners

    The ULC Corporate Partners Program offers exciting new opportunities for organizations to create robust relationships that will strengthen the nation’s public libraries and the communities they serve. The partnership is built around ULC’s three strategic focus areas — education, digital inclusion and healthy, sustainable communities. Participation in the ULC Corporate Partners Program is based on clear connection between the organization and ULC’s strategic focus on behalf of the nation’s public libraries and the communities they serve.

    • Library Partners Baker Taylor

      Baker & Taylor

      Baker & Taylor has been supporting librarians to lead the future of literacy and learning since 1828. As a premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, the company leverages its unsurpassed worldwide distribution network to deliver rich content in multiple formats, anytime and anywhere. Baker & Taylor is part of Follett Corporation, the world's largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers.

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      Better World Books

      Better World Books uses the power of business to change the world. Better World Books collects and sells books online to donate books and fund literacy initiatives worldwide. With more than 8 million new and used titles in stock, they are a self-sustaining, triple-bottom-line company that creates social, economic and environmental value for all our stakeholders.

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      bibliotheca is dedicated to the development of solutions that help libraries connect with users in unique ways and provide engaging experiences, allowing them to continually evolve their library services for the changing needs of their communities. Their products are designed to provide a welcoming, intuitive and seamless environment for those that use the library – wherever they choose to use it - be that at home, on the move or within the library itself.

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      Brodart Co.

      Brodart Books & Library Services Division strives to be an extension of your staff, focusing strictly on libraries and their needs to provide customizable services from selection to shelf. Fueled by the expertise of librarians and designed to streamline your overall workflow, their services range from Collection Development assistance to Cataloging and Processing services.

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      Children's Plus, Inc.

      Children's Plus, Inc. has been in business since 1979, supplying children's pre-bound library books to schools and libraries throughout the United States. As one of the fastest growing book distributors in the country, Children's Plus is known for their commitment to excellent quality and outstanding customer service, working hard to be a full-service resource for customers by offering thousands of titles from major publishers as well as many small, independent presses.

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      EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., one of the largest privately held and family-owned companies in the United States. EBSCO Industries, Inc. has been in business since 1944. Starting out as a small subscription agency, EBSCO quickly became a pioneer in the library services industry.

      Through vision, action and innovation, EBSCO invests in the library business to ensure the long-term growth of products, services and technologies for our customers.

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      Gale Cengage Learning

      Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K1–12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement and transform the learning experience.

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    • Ingram

      Ingram Content Group

      With the largest print and electronic inventory in the book industry, Ingram delivers innovative systems, expertise, and precise assistance in developing and maintaining your library’s collection. Ingram offers the broadest inventory of print and electronic content, as well as videos, games, and music CDs. Ingram also has the industry’s highest fill rates, a wealth of collection development services, opening day collections, specialized lists, and a comprehensive standing order program.

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      Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

      Innovative is dedicated to providing leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the broadest and most complete portfolio of library automation products on the market today. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative serves thousands of libraries in 66 countries and has offices around the world.

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      OCLC is a nonprofit library cooperative providing research, programs and services that help libraries share the world’s knowledge and the work of organizing it. The needs of our members guide our actions and investments. Through a shared governance structure, librarians manage and direct the cooperative.

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      ULC is grateful to the following organizations for their generous support of ULC research and initiatives. Funding from these tech, business and education leaders empowers ULC to generate new service delivery models, best practices and tools of value to libraries of all sizes, and to create meaningful change in communities across North America.

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        Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

        The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation that works together with communities in education and entrepreneurship to create uncommon solutions and empower people to shape their futures and be successful. The Kauffman Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo., and uses its $2 billion in assets to collaboratively help people be self-sufficient, productive citizens.

        The Kauffman Foundation is collaborating with ULC to support the Strengthening Libraries as Entrepreneurial Hubs initiative, which aims to strengthen the role libraries play in nurturing and promoting entrepreneurship in the communities they serve.

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        Institute of Museum and Library Services

        The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums. IMLS advances, supports and empowers America’s museums, libraries and related organizations through grantmaking, research and policy development. IMLS' vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities.

        IMLS supports numerous ULC initiatives, including the Leaders Library Card Challenge, Library-School Partnerships for Early Literacy and Partners for Middle School STEM.

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