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2017 ULC Partners Conference Recap


  • The 2017 Partners Conference, Public Leaders: Leading Together, took place in Philadelphia July 12-14. ULC members and their community partners came together for two days of enlightened and thought-provoking conversation on collaboration and the role of libraries in local government and today’s society.

    Read about the conference in the Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Learn more about the speakers

    Read speaker bios

And, thank you to all the ULC members, community partners and speakers who joined ULC in Philadelphia:

  • Mayor Christopher B. Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, MN
  • Michael DiBerardinis, Managing Director, City of Philadelphia
  • Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO, of the National Constitution Center
  • Patrick Morgan, Philadelphia Program Manager at the Knight Foundation
  • Cara Ferrentino, Program Officer at the William Penn Foundation
  • Jo Giudice, Director of Libraries of the Dallas Public Library
  • Thomas Hjelm, Chief Digital Officer at NPR
  • Cyndee Sturgis Landrum, CEO/Director of the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library
  • Bridget Quinn-Carey, Chief Executive Officer of the Hartford Public Library
  • Dr. William (Bill) Chrystal, Expert on the Founding Era of the United States
  • Steve Pemberton, Senior Executive at Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • Jerry Sweeney, President, Chief Executive Officer and Trustee of Brandywine