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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 at our reception.

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

Update on Production of Free for All

Filmmakers of the upcoming documentary Free for All: Inside the Public Library are interviewed by Library Journal. Read about their progress and watch a trailer.


Call for Papers: Code4Lib Journal

Code4Lib Journal will publish a special issue on diversity within library tech in April 2015. They are considering "perspectives and topics that may not have been considered in-depth in the past, in the spirit of being open to diverse uses, interpretations, and needs of technology. In the context of structural inequalities and group/individual experiences (e.g. based on country, gender, race, ethnicity, class, disability, age, sexual orientation, etc.) people perceive, experience, and create technologies in different ways. It will strengthen our libraries if we enjoy and engage with these differences."

You can find the CFP here. 
Happy New Year!

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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10 Public Libraries in U.S. and Canada Surpass 1 Million eBook Downloads  

San Diego Public Library Offers Free Walk-In Tech Service


San Diego Public Library is now offering weekly, walk-in tech assistance for computer, smart phone, and tablet users. Other tech assistance is provided for researchers. See their flyer here (PDF).


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