WEDNESDAY, December 30, 2015
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2016 ULC Midwinter Member Reception 
Friday, January 8, 2015, 6:30 - 8:00 pm 
Boston Public Library - Abbey Room and Chavannes Gallery

Welcome in the new year and join your colleagues for a Member Reception hosted by Boston Public Library and ULC. Stop by for some light bites and libations and see BPL's beautiful and historic Abbey Room and Chavannes Gallery.

RSVP to Colleen Bragiel by Monday, January 4.
A special thank you to Ingram Content Group
for sponsoring the reception.

ULC Deputy Directors Meet-Up
Sunday, January 10, 2015, 9:30 - 11:00 am
Boston, MA

ULC invites members of the Deputy Directors Member Group to join us for an informal meeting to network and continue our recent conversations. Join us to share recent successes and gather insights from your peers.

Specific location for the Meet-Up will be announced in early January based on RSVPs.

RSVP to Katherine Behrens by Monday, December 28. 
San Antonio Public Library Preserves Community History in New Latino Resource Center
San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) is partnering with the Latino Leadership for the Library (L3) Committee of the San Antonio Public Library Foundation to develop a new Latino Collection and Resource Center in the SAPL Central Library. The new center will celebrate San Antonio's latino heritage and contemporary culture.

SAPL will move its existing Latino Collection of nearly 10,000 monographs to a new space on the first floor of the Central Library that will also serve as a lively space for hosting community meetings, events and classes. The center will include 5,000 square feet of programming space, a gallery and workshop areas designed to promote literacy and lifelong learning. The L3 Committee will be fundraising to reach their $300,000 goal through March 30, at which point construction will begin.

Click here to learn more about SAPL's Latino Collection and Resource Center.

San José Public Library Shapes Young Inventors with New STEAM Workshop Series

On January 16, San José Public Library (SJPL) will kick off IDEAS (Inventors, Designers, Engineers, Architects) in Motion, a six-week workshop series to encourage young inventors to build critical thinking, problem-solving and and collaborative team skills. Through the program, children ages 9-14 will work in teams at SJPL's Vineland, Hillview, and Berryessa branch libraries to apply STEAM skills and activities to solving real-world problems. The program is made possible by a Curiousity Creates grant from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).

The Library's kickoff event will feature a series of games, interactive stations, and other fun activities. Children will also be able to meet local inventors, including San Jose State University's Innovation Club, who recently won a Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge award for their wireless motorcycle brake safety light.

Click here to learn more about SJPL's IDEAS in Motion workshop. 
Happy New Year!

The ULC office will be closed tomorrow, December 31, and Friday, January 1, for the holidays. 
ULC E-Discussion Groups

Are you taking full advantage of ULC's e-Discussion groups? Our e-Discussion groups provide ULC members with the opportunity to share insights with and learn from library peers. Members with responsibilities across different roles and work areas are welcome to join multiple discussion groups. We can also provide you with a list of current group participants to update your contact list.

If you or someone on your team would like to join our discussion groups,
email ULC Member Programs Executive Katherine Behrens. Visit the ULC website to view the full list of e-Discussion groups.
Califa Library Group Provides Rural Libraries with STEM Grant Funding
The Califa Library Group is accepting applications for grant funding to librarians in rural public libraries to build their capacity to plan and facilitate science-based library programs. The Rural Gateways program, funded by the National Science Foundation, will provide libraries with program guides and materials, up to $3,500, as well as a professional development training and peer-to-peer support. The application deadline is February 15, 2016.

Click here for more information on how to apply.
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