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2015 ULC Midwinter Member Reception 
Friday, January 30, 2015, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
The Newberry Library - Chicago, IL

Will you be attending the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting? Join ULC colleagues as we celebrate the new year.

Click here to register.

Learn How to Get the Edge! 

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Hyatt Regency - Chicago, IL


Edge is a groundbreaking, first of its kind management and leadership tool led by the Urban Libraries Council. Hear firsthand from users about how Edge helped their library create a path for continuous growth, develop their public technology services, and advocate for the resources they need.

Click here to learn more.
Edge Toolkit - Users Workgroup 

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 1-2 pm

McCormick Place - West - Chicago, IL


You've taken the Edge assessment and received your results, now what? Learn from field experts and Edge trainers about what you can do to take your library to the next level and advocate for support from local leaders.


Click here to learn more.

ULC Communications and Marketing Meeting 
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
JW Marriott - Chicago, IL

For ULC members communications and marketing staff. Join us to network with others who work in communications and marketing for libraries.

For more information, contact Robert Shalett

We've moved!


We are 100% in our new home. If you are in Washington DC, please arrange a time to visit us in our new space.


Click here to see more office photos on our Facebook page. 

FCC Releases Full E-rate Modernization Order

On December 19, 2014, the FCC released the E-rate Modernization Order. Now you can read the full Order here. Click here to see if your library is eligible for the increased funding per square foot (IMLS categories 11, 12 and 21). 

Looking for E-rate forms, reports, fact sheets, trainings or news? The Universal Services Administration Company (USAC) website has comprehensive information.

Former FCC Commissioner Reed Hundt blogs about  
"Libraries of the Digital Future" on The Aspen Institute's blog.

Read the Benton Foundation's wrap up of E-rate statements from the Administration, Capitol Hill and leading nonprofits
Merry Christmas!

Start off the year with more interaction with your colleagues by following ULC on Twitter and Facebook. ULC also has a LinkedIn group. Please join!


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Are you taking advantage of our e-Discussion groups? Join other ULC members listserve conversations to share insights and innovations and to ask questions to your peers. Members with cross-function responsibilities are welcome to join multiple discussion groups. See a full list of groups and request to be added here.  

Delaware Governor Emphasizes Importance of Public Libraries 

The Governor of Delaware focuses on the important role of public libraries in a recent weekly speech: "By supporting public libraries, we can help give everyone the resources and information they need to increase their knowledge, find new economic opportunities, and build stronger bonds within their communities." 

From Louisville: A Vision for the Public Library


Louisville Free Public Library board
 member, Patricia R. Payette highlights the good work of her system.


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