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e-News Weekly or e-Discussion Groups, we will be making revisions in the database in the next few weeks. Thanks for your patience.


Please remember to revise your directories with our new contact information:


Urban Libraries Council

1333 H Street, NW  Suite 1000 West

Washington, DC  20005


ULC's new phone number is: 202-660-1449.

We will continue to keep you up to date on our transition in e-News Weekly and on our website



National Summer Learning Conference in San Antonio


Check out the rich and varied agenda for the National Summer Learning Association's annual conference, "Summer Changes Everything" which takes place in San Antonio, November 17-19. Renowned youth advocate Wes Moore will open the gathering which is themed Accelerating Achievement and organized around three tracks:  Knowledge and Strategies for Summer Program Managers, Instructional Innovation and Systems Building, Community Initiatives and Advocacy for Summer Learning. There's something for everybody in an agenda that features a multitude of interactive workshops as well as four "Power Sessions" that showcase national leaders and experts in summer learning. Find out more and register soon! 



Denver Public Library Launches New Music Service

Volume is a new local music website that allows Denver Public Library card holders to download and stream music from local bands and musicians.  In its pilot phase, the Library plans to issue a call for submissions to the local music community three-four times per year. Any Colorado artist is eligible to submit their music; selections will be made by DPL staff and members of the Colorado music community. By 2015, the Library expects to have 200 albums on the site at any time. Volume is animated by the Library's desire to "...offer unique content that is not available in big box stores, support the local music, and connect the people of Denver with that vibrant scene."


Seattle Public Library Partners with Smashwords


As part of its ongoing Seattle Writes  initiative, the Seattle Public Library is partnering with Smashwords, a self-publishing and distribution platform to launch a competition for local writers to "package their writing for an audience." The contest will result in the selection of 3 e-books which will be added to SPL's e-book collection. Check it out!


First Library in Space


North Carolina's Durham County Library can stake a claim to being the "First Library in Space." 

With a grant from Duke Energy, the Library leveraged its Makerspace resources and STEM programming so that teens could build a capsule and launch it into near space. The community tracked the flight online with onboard GPS, and teens wrote the original music for the documentary video. Find out more about this project which is a 2014 Top Innovator





Allen County Public Library


Welcome to Greta Southard who succeeds Jeff Krull as the Director of Indiana's Allen County Public Library on September 1. Formerly the Executive Director of the Public Library Association, Greta was most recently Director of the Boone County Public Library in Kentucky.



We're Hiring!

ULC has two staff openings in our DC office:


Communications Coordinator


Program Director for the Edge Initiative


Please share these position descriptions! 


Urban Libraries Council

1333 H St., NW  Suite 1000 West

Washington, DC  20005


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