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E-Rate: A Call To Action
Free 1-Hour Webinar for ULC Member Libraries
Friday, January 17
1 pm ET / 12 pm CT / 11 am MT / 10 am PT
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Find out what ULC is recommending to the Federal Communications Commission to strengthen the nation's E-Rate program so that more public libraries can provide their communities with access to public technology. Join us, learn more and get involved! Register now!

2014 ULC Midwinter Reception
Saturday, January 25, 5-6:30 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

RSVP Online by Thursday, January 16  


Join us and celebrate the vitality of the ULC community. We'll toast the New Year, honor special achievements, join arms for the challenges ahead and delight in lively conversation with friends and colleagues!  Special thanks to Ingram Content Group for graciously sponsoring this ULC event our gathering.    

Edge Initiative at Midwinter
Saturday, January 25, 10:30-11:30 amnull
Pennsylvania Convention Center
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The Edge Initiative launches next week and libraries across the country are invited to participate. Find out more at the Edge Midwinter session. No registration required.  

2014 NEXT Library Conference

Accelerate Learning
Save the Date: June 20-25

Chicago, IL
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Start making plans to attend the NEXT Library Conference, presented by ULC, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Public Library Foundation and Arhuus Public Libraries. NEXT is a global gathering of open-minded library innovators and decision-makers. NEXT Library is about dialogue, inspiration, sharing ideas and experience, pushing innovation everywhere. It is about doing new things in new ways.

Registration opens shortly.Find out more.  


National Families Learning Summit

Are you attending the premier national conference that is focused solely on literacy/learning programs for children and families? The National Families Learning Summit (formerly known as the National Conference on Family Literacy) takes place February 17-19 at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel. Featuring an all-star lineup of family literacy/learning experts and children's authors, this conference will keep you on the cutting-edge. Find out more and register.  


National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award

Nominate your library for this prestigious award which celebrates the power of high-quality arts and humanities programs for youth in the out-of-school hours. Twelve programs are honored each year with $10,000 cash awards and a White House ceremony. The deadline is Monday, February 10 - apply now


People Are Libraries' Most Powerful Voices

King County Library System has launched KCLS Stories, a new website feature that puts people front and center, telling powerful stories of how the library enriches their lives. KCLS created this resource so that its patrons can share their own deeply personal experiences - and to encourage others to tell their stories.


What to Do With the Icky Book?

It's a universal problem and staff of Denver Public Library has created a humorous video extolling their frustration - in many languages. View it now! 



Los Angeles Public Library Pilots New Learning Program


The horizon of opportunity for adults who left high school without a diploma is expanding. Los Angeles Public Library is piloting a new program in partnership with Gale Cengage Learning and the nation's first online accredited school district, Smart Horizons Career Online Education. A projected 150 adults will receive "scholarships" to participate in a structured online instructional program that will result in an accredited high school diploma. Find out more.  




Richard Reyes-Gavilan, Chief Librarian of Brooklyn Public Library is the newly appointed Executive Director of D.C. Public Library; he takes up his position in March.


Gerry Garzn is officially the Director of Library Services for the City of Oakland, CA at the Oakland Public Library, having served in an interim capacity since December 2012.


Marcia Learned Au, CEO/Director of the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, IN  is the new President of the Indiana Library Federation.


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