2016 ULC Annual Forum Supporters and Sponsors

A Special Thank You to our Generous
2016 ULC Annual Forum Supporters and Sponsors!

Annual Forum Supporters

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
The R.C. Kemper Jr. Charitable Trust - UMB Bank, n.a.
William T. Kemper Foundation – Commerce Bank, Trustee

2016 Innovations Celebration Sponsor

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.

Ingram Content Group

Walk, Talk, and Tour Sponsors


Beanstack is an online software that helps libraries facilitate summer reading, book clubs, and other reading programs. It includes a unique approach to readers' advisory for children's books along with a new service that employs Nancy Pearl's "Four Doorways" to provide teens and adults with personalized recommendations. The company is obsessed with customer service, saving library staff time, and engaging patrons outside of the library. It currently has over 300 library partners in the United States and Canada.


PGAV Architects

PGAV Architects is a nationally recognized planning and design firm specializing in next generation environments for learning, working and living across a spectrum of institutional, academic and private clients. For over 50 years, the firm has successfully guided its clients through the creative process of discovery, design and implementation to create high performance environments which serve as beneficial tools as they evolve and change.

PGAV Architects

The Clark Enersen Partners

Founded in 1946, The Clark Enersen Partners is a full-service architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, and interior design firm. The firm has a group of individuals that specialize in library facility programming and design. They are passionate about libraries and are proud of the libraries they have planned and designed for communities across the Midwest. Over the past 15 years, The Clark Enersen Partners have planned or designed more than 40 public library facilities. Each reflects the diverse needs of the communities they serve. The firm has hands-on experience designing a variety of spaces to support innovative library program offerings that appeal to a wide range of patrons, such as makerspaces, flexible community and conference rooms, and outdoor program areas. In addition to their design work, members of the team have presented at conferences, and regularly attend ALA and PLA events to stay abreast of the latest trends in planning and design, and the rapid evolution of libraries.

The Clark Enersen Partners

Host Libraries

Johnson County Library     Kansas City Public Library     Mid-Continent Public Library

We would like to thank Johnson County Library, Kansas City Public Library, and Mid-Continent Public Library for contributing their hard work and insights to make this an engaging Annual Forum.