ULC continues to stand with and for North America's public libraries to fight for free information and access for all through initiatives like our Declaration of Democracy and the Democracy Advocacy Group.
Take a look back at how our member libraries performed in local ballot initiatives in 2022.
In November 2022, over 150 participants from 75 North American libraries attended the 2022 ULC Annual Forum: Creating a Place for Democracy. Over three days, attendees were able to network, collaborate and participate in expert-led sessions around preserving democracy.
Across North America, public libraries are stepping up as leaders of democracy and civic engagement in their communities. In the lead up to ULC’s 2022 Annual Forum: Creating a Place for Democracy, ULC is spotlighting those courageous leaders in our Faces of Democracy campaign.
Discover how Austin Public Library launched Banned Camp — a series of free events for the Austin community to come together, engage with books that have been banned or challenged and be part of the conversation around the freedom to read.