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Driving Greater Advocacy for Urban Libraries

March 06, 2024,From the CEO

How is ULC driving greater advocacy for urban libraries? Check out the latest blog post from ULC President and CEO Brooks Rainwater the federal legislation and funding resources needed to empower public libraries to meet evolving community needs.

Introducing the Library Data Hive

December 13, 2023,From the CEO

The Library Insights Survey serves as a guidepost for the resiliency of libraries and the bright spots they hold in our neighborhoods. This data demonstrates how libraries are strengthening their operations and purposefully serving their communities since the pandemic.

People, Power and Place: Takeaways for Library Leaders

November 09, 2023,From the CEO

In the 15 months since I started as President & CEO of ULC, I have had the opportunity to talk to the leader of every library in our membership and visit many libraries in my travels. And for a few days at the end of October, we harnessed that rewarding energy of learning from each other at the 2023 ULC Annual Forum in Seattle.

Protecting Intellectual Freedom & Condemning Books Bans

October 04, 2023,From the CEO

The Urban Libraries Council strongly supports libraries across North America as they face extreme challenges and recognize Banned Books Week​. We’re grateful to partners such as the American Library Association​ and PEN America​ for cataloging the increase in book banning attempts this year, on top of the already record number of attempts last year.

People, Power, and Place

July 31, 2023,From the CEO

Hear from ULC President and CEO Brooks Rainwater about the intersection of people, power and place in the scope of North American public libraries. Plus, learn more about the 2023 ULC Annual Forum.