This Week at ULC
Newsletter | March 4, 2020
How Can Libraries Prepare Staff and Protect Patrons?

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues to accelerate globally, representing a serious public health threat for communities of all sizes. As central public spaces and trusted resources for health and wellness information, libraries must be proactive in developing and implementing comprehensive response plans and activities.

To help libraries prepare for the potential impact of this virus, ULC has launched a new resource page to highlight useful information and tools.

In addition to creating this resource page, ULC is actively collecting and sharing member libraries' statements, policies, blog posts and other messaging related to COVID-19. ULC will highlight these resources in the member Knowledge Center, This Week at ULC newsletter, social media and other channels. Please continue to share your library’s actions and policies as we go forward by emailing ULC Director of Conferences and Community Engagement Colleen Bragiel.
Thank You for Joining Us!

ULC was thrilled to join over 130 leaders from ULC libraries for our Member Breakfast hosted by Nashville Public Library on Friday, February 28. We want to thank attendees for the morning's great discussions and powerful spirit of camaraderie!
Watch the ULC Member Breakfast Welcome Remarks
Welcome remarks by
Karl Dean
Former Mayor of Nashville &
ULC Executive Board Member
Welcome remarks by
Brenda Haywood
Nashville Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement
Welcome remarks by
Susan Benton
ULC President & CEO
Support Following Deadly Storms, Tornadoes
Nashville Public Library

Severe storms and tornadoes caused widespread destruction in Nashville and central Tennessee yesterday, including more than 24 deaths. ULC offers our sincere condolences to the Nashville Public Library team and everyone impacted by this disastrous weather event. Please visit the  Nashville government website  to find ways you can support the city’s relief efforts.
Meet ULC's Newest Member
Athens Regional Library System

ULC is excited to welcome Athens Regional Library System as the newest addition to our member community! Located in Athens, Ga., ARLS is a consortium of 11 public libraries across five counties in northeastern Georgia.
Engaging Children with Read-Along E-Books
Pima County Public Library

Pima County Public Library has introduced a new read-along e-book collection for young readers and their families, featuring professionally narrated picture books. "There are hundreds of titles to choose from, so ... kids and their families will have pages and pages to bond over, all at the touch of their fingertips,” said Community Relations Manager Holly Schaffer.
New Library Art Exhibit Highlights Dayton Inequities
Dayton Metro Library

Throughout February, Dayton Metro Library's Main Library was home to the traveling Atlas of Dayton exhibit, which visualizes data to highlight inequities between the city's neighborhoods. Presented in partnership with the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, the exhibit explores income inequality, racial segregation and disparities in resource access in Dayton.
ULC Development Professionals
Member Group Conference Call
April 22 | 2-3 p.m. ET

Join ULC Development Professionals for an opportunity to connect with peers about messaging impact for "new to library giving" donors.
Celebrating Indigenous Cultures with New Library Initiatives
Calgary Public Library

Learn how Calgary Public Library has made strides to ensure its programs and services reflect the needs of the city’s Indigenous communities. 
King County Library System
St. Louis Public Library
Urban Libraries Council on Twitter

✨ 1️⃣6️⃣1️⃣ ✨ #PublicLibraries have signed our Statement on Race & Social Equity, including Mississauga Library! Find out how libraries are actively working to foster a more just and inclusive world. 🔗

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