This Week at ULC
Newsletter | February 5, 2020
MEMBER NEWS ROUNDUP
Meet ULC's Newest Member
Douglas County Libraries

Welcome to the family! Douglas County Libraries, the fourth-largest library system in Colorado, is the newest addition to the ULC member community. Located midway between the state's largest two cities, Denver and Colorado Springs, the system operates seven locations and lends nearly 7 million books, DVDs, magazines, e-books and audiobooks every year.
Pictured above (left to right): Sharon Anderson , Far Rockaway Library Manager, Queens Public Library ; Shanon Morris , Senior Director of Community Impact, American Heart Association; Dennis M. Walcott , President and CEO, Queens Public Library
Bringing Health Resources Directly to the Community
Queens Public Library

Queens Public Library’s Far Rockaway branch is the first and only library in New York City to offer blood pressure self-monitoring machines for their community. Thanks to a collaboration with the American Heart Association, patrons can now take their blood pressure directly at the branch or take a cuff home on loan using their library card.
Go on a "Blind Date with a Book"
Mississauga Library

Mississauga Library is sharing the love this month! The library invites patrons to check out a book based only on a brief description, waiting until they get home to unwrap it and meet their (book) date. Customers can even give their date a thumbs up or down by filling out a “Rate the Date” card when they return the book to the library.
UPCOMING MEMBER EVENTS
Why Cybersecurity Starts with Staff Training
Webinar
February 6 | Noon-1 p.m. ET

Join East Baton Rouge Parish Library as they share and discuss the policies, assessment tools and training they have implemented to help staff become more aware of security threats.
ULC Communications and Marketing Leaders
Member Group Conference Call
February 12 | Noon-1 p.m. ET

ULC marcom professionals connect to discuss outreach strategies, messaging tactics, pressing questions and other matters related to community engagement for Census 2020.
ULC Development Professionals
Member Group Conference Call
February 19 | 2-3 p.m. ET

ULC development professionals connect to discuss effective library and foundation partnerships.
ULC Member Breakfast
Member Convening Held During PLA 2020
February 28 | 9-10:30 a.m. CT

ULC members are invited to a breakfast and discussion at Nashville Public Library during PLA 2020.
ULC-LED SESSIONS AT PLA 2020
Library's Role in Bridging the Middle School STEM Equity Gap
Panel Discussion
February 28 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT

ULC Director of Strategic Initiatives Jennifer Blenkle leads a session designed to offer best practices for libraries to build middle school STEM programs and partnerships.
Leveraging Partnerships to Serve Immigrants and Refugees
Panel Discussion
February 29 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. CT

ULC Director of Communications Curtis Rogers moderates a panel of library leaders who will share best practices on how to leverage partnerships in serving immigrant and refugee populations.​
NEW IN THE ULC KNOWLEDGE CENTER
Fairfax County Public Library
Cedar Rapids Public Library
NEW ON THE ULC BLOG
Improving Access to Civil Legal Justice Through Public Libraries
OCLC

Learn how ULC member libraries Cleveland Public Library, Saint Paul Public Library and Spokane Public Library are collaborating with community and legal aid organizations to help patrons access civil legal justice resources. Dive deeper into this issue during a free webinar hosted by WebJunction and Legal Services Corporation on February 11.
SOCIAL MEDIA HIGHLIGHT
Urban Libraries Council on Twitter

ULC is proud to celebrate African American culture, heritage & contributions to our nation's history. We start #BlackHistoryMonth by celebrating Spokane Public Library - the 159th #PublicLibrary to sign our Statement on Race and Social Equity.

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