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Jun 22, 2022

Urban Libraries Council Names Brooks Rainwater President and CEO

The Urban Libraries Council Executive Board is pleased to announce that it has named Brooks Rainwater President and CEO. Rainwater brings a proven record of success in national public policy organizations and experience driving community engagement efforts aimed at helping city leaders uplift innova...

May 24, 2022

ULC Education Tool: Local Leaders Partnering for Student Success

Today, the Urban Libraries Council launched the Student Success Accelerator – an interactive map that showcases public libraries across the United States that are pioneering a national approach that for the first time brings local elected officials, school and library executives together and their c...

Jan 21, 2022

Urban Libraries Council Recognizes 2021 Top Innovators

Today, the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) recognized 20 public libraries as Top Innovators for transformative programs that address structural racism, bridge digital divides, provide lifelong education opportunities, meet the needs of under-resourced populations and improve essential library service ...