WEDNESDAY, January 28, 2015
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ULC is hosting several events and sessions at this year's ALA MidWinter Meeting. Please join us.
Learn How to Get the Edge! 

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

Hyatt Regency Ballroom - 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, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

McCormick Place West - W185bc - 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 - Columbus Room - Chicago, IL

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

Please email Robert Shalett if you plan to attend.

ULC Deputy Directors Meeting 
Sunday, February 1, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
JW Marriott - Columbus Room - Chicago, IL

Join fellow Deputy Directors to share ideas, meet colleagues and create connections for your library. Deputies will also hear from the Edge Senior Program Manager on new tools and resources in the Edge toolkit and connect with each other on best practices for using Edge in their community.


For more information, please contact Colleen Bragiel. 
Kudos, Shirley Amore!

Yesterday, at a Mayor Council meeting, the Mayor of Denver
the Denver Mayor and City Council issued a proclamation acknowledging Amore's service as city librarian and declaring January 27, 2015 as Shirley Amore Day in Denver. A well-deserved commemoration for a tireless library leader!

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Accepting Applications

The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and IMLS, is accepting applications for the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. Libraries and museums with after-school and out-of-school time arts and humanities programs are encouraged to apply. Winning programs receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award from First Lady Michelle Obama during a ceremony at the White House. Access the online National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Application and apply by February 2, 2015. 

The Future of Libraries: Do We Have 5 Years to Live?

When: February 5-6, 2015
Where: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 

A two-day institute for CEO and Directors, university and college librarians, government and special library directors and their senior staff to get beyond the nostalgia, platitudes and cliches and explore the significant challenges facing library leaders. Learn more about this unique program.

Library as Art

"An exploration of libraries and their continued relevance" - Bibliotecaphilia - is being displayed at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Take a peek at a few of the very cool installations.


Toledo-Lucas County Public Library Names New Deputy Director  


Toledo-Lucas County Public Library announced the selection of Jason Kucsma as Deputy Director. Mr. Kucsma most recently served as the Executive Director of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO). Read about him here. 

Library-School Partnership Featured

A Richland Library (SC) program is highlighted in The State. The program, a library-school partnership, helped an elementary school in their quest to be designated on the South Carolina Honor Roll.

ULC is seeking a senior professional to lead ULC's national programs and research related to education and learning.

To learn more, click here.


Are you taking advantage of our e-Discussion groups? Join other ULC members  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.  


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