WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Partners for Success: Libraries Leading Learning 

November 12-14, Seattle, WA 

Registration Closes: Friday, November 1
#ULCPartners   

 

Strategic community partnerships maximize the library's role as a learning center for people of all ages. Join this vital conversation and hear from Sir Ken Robinson, John Seely Brown, Mayors Chris Coleman and Pedro Segarra and others. View the agenda and register online by November 1st.

  

Thursday, November 21, One-Hour Program

#ULCWebinar

The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives and museums and makes them freely available to the world. Find out how your library can share the wealth of this global resource with your community. Read more and register.  

INITIATIVE UPDATE
Learning Labs Initiative team members will be attending the annual Mozilla Festival in London this week. Important themes at this year's Fest include: Connect Your City, Science and the Web and Skills and Badges. Connect with  @Learning_Labs_ and follow the fest: #MozFest.

NEWS AND RESOURCES
The National League of Cities, ULC's new strategic partner, reaches thousands of local government leaders - elected and appointed. ULC President and CEO Susan Benton has published an essay in Nation's Cities Weekly, titled "Libraries and Public Acce ss to E-Books: What City Leaders Can Do." Read the essay.


The Computer Sciences are the fastest growing sector in the STEM industry. December 9-15 is Computer Science Education Week. Get your library involved.


The IMLS is up and running! The deadline for nominations for the National Medal for Museum and Library Services has been extended through Thursday, October 31, 2013. Instructions and the nomination form are available online.
MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
SPOTLIGHT ON INNOVATION
e-Books @ the Library: The New Normal
 
Over the past 3 years Hennepin County Library, MN, has created a process that addresses implementing and integrating eBooks into its collection. This process is so successful that it will be expanded to other new formats the library considers adding to its collection. Find out more.


Visit the ULC Innovations Resource Center and discover a treasure trove of imaginative approaches to every aspect of library programs, services and operations. Every Innovations submission that ULC has received since 2010 is housed here - there's something for everyone!

MEMBER ACHIEVEMENTS
Richland Library, SC, whose mantra is "access freely," has produced a powerful 2012 Annual e-Report complete with embedded video. Check it out!


Boston Public Library, MA, has received an award honoring its digitization work for Massachusetts' "Digital Commonwealth," an online portal of cultural heritage materials. Read the release.

CONTACT US

Urban Libraries Council

125 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 1050 Chicago, IL 60606  

 

312.676.0999 | urbanlibraries.org 




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