At Pima County Public Library, the Synapse Team connects patrons and staff to resources that inform optimal mental health practices, reduce stigma often associated with mental health issues, empower community members to seek necessary help and serve as a bridge to community partners.
Throughout the month of February, ULC is highlighting member libraries that are celebrating Black History Month with creative programming designed to uplift, educate and honor.
Libraries across North America have been embracing a role in food access and nutrition information for decades, and now many employ a range of programs and services to address barriers to food security in their communities.
Cedar Rapids Public Library embraced major obstacles to their summer learning as a lesson for their STEM-focused programming: being flexible when faced with a problem and working together to find a solution.
In the work of food security, it is important to understand that the words we use can directly impact the success of our work. Read about the language that stood out and evolved at a recent ULC convening of food justice.
Take a look back at how our member libraries performed in local ballot initiatives in 2022.
On December 7-9, 2022, library leaders and partners from 20 organizations gathered for a convening on the role of libraries in food justice. The convening emphasized how libraries of all sizes can support residents who lack access to nourishing food and nutrition information.
As part of the ULC Building Equity: Amplify Summer Learning cohort, the Central Arkansas Library System enhanced community summer learning by partnering with a local program for youth experiencing housing insecurity. Learn more in this blog by CALS Youth Services Coordinator Ellen Samples.
At the 2022 ULC Annual Forum: Creating a Place for Democracy, the Urban Libraries Council celebrated its 50th anniversary. Learn more about the celebration and the history of ULC from the 1970's to today.
Nearly 2,000 years after the first library opened its doors, the world is on the brink of losing climate stability. Hear from Alison Smart, Executive Director of Probable Futures, about how libraries can help build societal climate literacy and help people foster needed skills for a changing climate.