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Dec 13, 2023

RELEASE: Public libraries see digital lending soar in past three years, with in-person visits and programming rebounding after reaching record lows during COVID-19 pandemic

New data from Urban Libraries Council provides a snapshot of library services and operations since the pandemic began. Washington, DC — The COVID-19 pandemic immensely changed how public libraries operate and serve their communities. A new collection of data gathered by the Urban Libraries Council e...

Jun 28, 2023

North American Urban Public Libraries Take a Stand for Democracy

A new publication from the Urban Libraries Council highlights libraries’ ongoing efforts to safeguard democracy and urges all library executives to take a stand. Today, the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) published a new Leadership Brief — Libraries as Cornerstones of Democracy. This timely publicatio...

Apr 26, 2023

Urban Libraries Council Names 2023 Top Innovators

Today, the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) recognized 16 North American public libraries as Top Innovators for transformative programs that enhance the library field to further equity, education and civic engagement for all. ULC announced the 2023 Top Innovators and Honorable Mentions during the live,...