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Library Leadership

  • ULC helps library leaders navigate the challenging landscape they are facing. As library leaders, it’s essential to foster internal reskilling and upskilling programs to advance staff growth and retention to support the library’s role and strength within the community.

Registration Now Open: 2024 ULC CEO Roundtable


Experience the Power and Strength of the ULC Collective at the CEO Roundtable!
May 19-21, 2024 | Los Angeles, CA

Join your peers for the annual ULC CEO Roundtable, a dynamic forum where visionary leaders gather to engage in profound discussions, share innovative ideas, and forge meaningful connections. Hosted by the esteemed Los Angeles Public Library and LA County Library, this year's CEO Roundtable will spotlight the critical role of public libraries in supporting the unhoused community and social services.

The CEO Roundtable is an opportunity for executive ULC leaders to collaborate in shaping the future trajectory of public libraries and the communities they tirelessly serve. Secure your place now and join us in Los Angeles for an extraordinary and unforgettable experience at the ULC CEO Roundtable!

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SAVE THE DATE: 2024 ULC Annual Forum

October 23-25 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Presented in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia, the 2024 ULC Annual Forum promises to be an invaluable opportunity for public library leaders to gather, learn, and network. Stay tuned for more details.


ULC Publications

ULC creates a variety of publications that disseminate cutting-edge knowledge and analysis on topics that are critical to the continued transformation of libraries as community change agents and problem solvers. ULC publications are intended to advance knowledge within and beyond the library community.

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Edge 360

Edge 360 represents an exciting step forward for the public library field, expanding the program beyond digital inclusion and introducing benchmarks for anti-racism, digital equity, economic opportunity and education in their local communities.

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Wi Fi


ULC staff, our members and a team of leading telecommunications officials developed recommendations for modernizing the E-rate program so that larger libraries received additional discounts. Through these efforts, the Category 2 rate was increased from pre-modernization rates of $1 per square foot amount to $5 per square foot for eligible libraries.

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