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2016 Innovations

2016 Innovations

2016_Top_InnvoCongratulations to ULC's 2016 Top Innovators and Honorable Mentions! We are thrilled to celebrate your work on our website, in our annual Top Innovators publication and with the press.

The 2016 Urban Libraries Council Innovations Initiative showcases programs that provide lifelong learning opportunities, meet the unique needs of diverse audiences, leverage technology to connect people with each other and vital resources, and address community issues. Today, the ULC website houses more than 1,200 leading practices that reflect library missions, strategies, achievements, and community contributions. We thank you for contributing to this valuable resource.

2016 ULC Top Innovators


Workforce and Economic Development

Rochester Public Library: “Reimagining Business Reference in a Mid-Sized City” 

Race and Social Equity

Saint Paul Public Library: “Saint Paul Public Library Racial Equity Initiative”

Civic and Community Engagement

King County Library System: “Older Adults: Inspire, Engage, Connect”

Health, Safety and Sustainability

San Francisco Public Library: “Biblio Bistro”

Organizational Change and Strategic Management

Montgomery County Public Libraries: “The ‘Library Refresh Program:’ In-Time Solutions”

Learning: Birth through Teens

San Mateo County Libraries: “Talk Read Sing”

Learning: Adults

Queens Library: “Helping Adults Finally Achieve that High School Diploma”


Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County: “We Have the Hots for You”

Customer Experience

Wichita Public Library: “Wichita Public Library Creates Raving Fans”

Positioning the Library

Sno-Isle Libraries: “TEDxSnoIsle Libraries 2015”

Take time to review, tweak, implement and share member Innovations gathered here in ULC's Innovations Resource Center:

To view additional resources from our 2016 Top Innovators and Honorable Mentions, visit the ULC Knowledge Center and search "2016 innovations" in the keyword search field.

Take time to review, tweak, implement and share member Innovations gathered here in ULC's Innovations Resource Center


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