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2017 Innovations

2017 Top InnovatorsCongratulations to ULC's 2017 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 2017 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 1,400 leading practices that reflect library missions, strategies, achievements and community contributions. We thank you for contributing to this valuable resource.

2017 ULC Top Innovators


Workforce and Economic Development

Dallas Public Library: “GED Testing and Workforce Development Project” 

Race and Social Equity

Madison Public Library: “Hip-Hop Architecture Camp”

Civic and Community Engagement

Lexington Public Library: “On the Table Lex”

Health, Safety and Sustainability

Arlington Public Library: “Energy Lending Library”

Organizational Change and Strategic Management

Los Angeles Public Library: “Strategic Restructuring: Creating the 4th Division”

Learning: Birth through Teens

Cedar Rapids Public Library: “Summer Dare Everywhere”

Learning: Adults

St. Louis County Library: “After Hours Computing”


New York Public Library: “MyLibraryNYC Special Collection for NYC Educators”

Customer Experience

Gwinnett County Public Library: “Restructuring Remote Customer Contact”

Positioning the Library

Stark County District Library: “Mobile Device SmartKits”

Take time to review, replicate and share these member Innovations.