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Lessons from the Field

Lessons from the Field

About ULC Lessons from the Field

The ULC Lessons from the Field event series provides unique opportunities for library leaders to gain first-hand experience with cutting-edge library spaces, programs and ideas. Join peers from leading libraries across North America for these inspiring, hands-on convenings hosted by ULC member libraries.

Learn About Past Lessons from the Field Events

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    Start a Revolution: Calgary Public Library

    May 7-9, 2019

    ULC members will join the Calgary Public Library to learn how they took giant leaps to dramatically shift the mindset of a 116-year-old organization. Though at times challenging, the results have been incredible and culminated in the opening of the new Central Library, a new architectural landmark that showcases every aspect of this system-wide renaissance.

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    Richland Library

    May 2-4, 2018

    More than 40 ULC member library leaders convened for our first-ever Lessons from the Field event on May 2-4, 2018, hosted by Richland Library. Attendees toured Richland Library branches, learned about human-centered design ideas, engaged in discussions about the library's role in addressing community challenges and created plans for how they could apply the lessons they learned back home.

Hear What Attendees Have to Say About Past Lessons from the Field Events!

    “I met new colleagues from both the U.S. and Canada that I probably would have never met otherwise – and of course learned quite a bit. Just as important was the affirmation of what we are doing at EVPL and within the library industry.”

    Don Crankshaw, CEBS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Equity and Well-Being Officer, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

    “This may be the best library conference I've ever been to. Thank you.”

    Attendee of the 2019 Calgary Public Library Lessons from the Field Event

    “This was an amazing experience and I'm so glad to have been a part of it! I was very impressed by how much careful, deliberate thought had gone into every aspect.”

    Attendee of the 2019 Calgary Public Library Lessons from the Field Event

    "This was the best ULC event I've ever attended. I LOVED IT!!!"

    Attendee of the 2018 Richland Library Lessons from the Field Event

    "It's so important to be with other library leaders in order to keep my head up/set my vision/remain optimistic. Such high level thinking and interaction."

    Attendee of the 2018 Richland Library Lessons from the Field Event