WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
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THE LATEST FROM ULC
UPCOMING EVENTS
November 12-14, Seattle, WA

Come hear library, local government and other leaders share insights about the challenges - and rewards - of high-impact community partnerships that advance learning for people of all ages. Our 2013 Partners Conference features shining examples of learning partnerships in the Seattle/King County region and other leading cities. The energy is building! Find out more and register.         

 

Thursday, October 24, One-Hour Webinar

The Seattle Public Library has a strategic framework that guides its decision-making in forming external relationships with other organizations. In this program, City Librarian Marcellus Turner will describe the key elements of the framework, including the creation of an office of partnerships and government relations. He will be joined by Courtney Cameron, Manager of School-Community Partnerships for Seattle Public Schools for a discussion of their evolving relationship. Learn more and register today.
NEWS AND RESOURCES

Building the STEM Workforce    

 

In the ongoing effort to build a high-functioning, representative STEM workforce,US2020 is a new organization dedicated to increasing access to STEM mentoring opportunities for a variety of groups including girls and under-represented minorities. Libraries and museums are eligible to join citywide coalitions that can apply to the US2020 City Competition. The deadline for the first round in this process is October 18. Apply today.   

 

 

Proof in Pictures  

 

This powerful infographic -- courtesy of CityTownInfo.com -- pairs powerful data with compelling visuals to capture the value of today's public libraries. See the numbers for yourself.

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
SPOTLIGHT ON INNOVATION

Operations at Brooklyn and New York Public Libraries implemented a groundbreaking consolidation of their book buying and collection management activities into one central location. Learn more about this 2013 Top Innovator, and check-out other exciting operations innovations for inspiration.

MEMBER ACHIEVEMENTS

Jim Fish, Director of Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL), has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2014, after nearly 18 years leading BCPL's 19-branch library system and over 43 years as a public library director.
   

 

 

The Charles Revson Foundation has announced the 5 winners of the 1st-ever NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, the culmination of an initiative that generated 4,310 nominations from New Yorkers of all walks of life.    

 

 

 

Enoch Pratt Free Library has received a $3 million capital campaign grant from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation for the renovation of its Central Library.   

CONTACT US

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

 

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