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Going Forward from the Pandemic


ULC's Going Forward from the Pandemic is an unprecedented effort to mobilize ULC's entire member community to establish new models, techniques and approaches that can help all libraries lead their communities into a stronger post-pandemic future.

Action Teams

  • This initiative's work is being led by six action teams, comprised of over 90 total leaders from ULC libraries, who are focused on identifying immediate ways that all libraries can overcome key challenges in the COVID-19 era. Use the links below to learn more about the work of these teams.

Faces on the Front Line

    Chicago Faces 9 18 20

    Chicago Public Library

    This week, library staff helped Chicagoans engage their civic duty by completing the 2020 Census!

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    St  Louis County Faces 9 18 20

    St. Louis County Library

    This week, library staff provided over 2,600 hotspots to the Riverview Gardens School District to help students stay connected this school year!

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    San Mateo Faces 9 18 20

    San Mateo County Libraries

    City Librarian James Moore shares a photo of the new permanent voting station installed at the library’s Marina branch!

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    Grand Rapids Faces 9 18 20

    Grand Rapids Public Library

    Staff members from the West Side branch repurposed the library’s supply of craft materials to create hundreds of craft bags for local elementary schools to give out during their back-to-school supply pick up.

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    Pioneer Faces 9 18 20

    Pioneer Library System

    Norman Central’s Annette got her steps in this week helping customers pick up books curbside!

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    Kalamazoo Faces 9 18 20

    Kalamazoo Public Library

    KPL librarian Miss Sarah shares fun stories, songs and more during virtual storytime.

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    Anchorage Faces 9 18 20

    Anchorage Public Library

    Interlibrary loan rockstar Lena helps patrons fill reading requests during the pandemic.

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    Alameda Faces 9 18 20

    Alameda County Library

    Alameda County Library staff painted bright physical distancing markers to promote safety using stencils made in their Archimedes Makerspace.

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