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NEXT WEBINAR
Youth-Powered Learning: Measuring the Impact
Thursday, December 19, One-Hour Program
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Libraries today are powerful learning environments for youth - providing access to the tools of digital media technology, skilled mentors, peer networks and opportunities for interest-driven learning activities. This program features emerging research that shows the impact these types of learning opportunities have on participating youth. Read more and register.
NEWS AND RESOURCES

New ULC Brief
Maximizing the Library-Foundation Partnership is ULC's latest Leadership Brief which highlights the growing importance of library foundations and identifies critical leadership roles for its executives and boards to maximize the library-foundation relationship. Read the Brief



Deadline: Conference Session Proposals
The United Way for Leaders Conference takes place May 12-15 in Washington, DC, and will be attended by over 1,500 community leaders throughout the world. UW is seeking submissions for learning sessions that highlight how people and organizations are working together to create collective impact in the areas of education, income and health. The deadline for session proposals is Tuesday, November 26! Find out more and submit.



The Big Read
Start planning your grant proposal today for a community-wide reading initiative that takes place between September 2014-June 2015. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, funded programs receive a wealth of materials as well as online training. Find out more and be a part of The Big Read!
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MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
SPOTLIGHT ON INNOVATION

The Bubbler: Participatory Community Learning

Inspired by the maker space movement and strong ties to its arts community, Madison Public Library, WI, created  The Bubbler, a new programming model for all ages. The Bubbler's hands-on pop-up workshops introduce participants to a variety of community experts - artists, designers, craftspeople, technology experts - who share their talents and physical resources.

MEMBER ACHIEVEMENTS

Arapahoe Library District
(ALD), CO, is at the cutting-edge with Google at Google Glass, a wearable computer that displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format that interacts with the internet via voice commands. The screen is a small cube in the corner of the device, visible only to the wearer, and a tiny microphone puts the sound right behind your ear. Learn more and see why ALD was selected for Google's early adopter program.


Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
, NC, has launched a new Library Foundation that coincides with the unveiling of its new brand/logo and message campaign - I Can - celebrating the world of possibility found at and through the library. Check out the video!


Live Oak Public Libraries
, GA presented its 10th Annual Savannah Children's Book Festival last week, drawing a crowd estimated at 40,000 people! Let the pictures tell the story.


San Jose State University's School of Library & Info Science, CA, is the recipient of a 2013 Sloan Consortium Effective Practice Award, honoring innovation in online education




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