WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015
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ULC Member Briefing 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
San Jose Marriott - San Jose Ballroom - San Jose, CA

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ULC Member Welcome Reception 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
San Jose Marriott - San Jose Ballroom - San Jose, CA

2015 Innovations Celebration 
Thursday, June 25, 2015, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Tech Museum of Innovation - San Jose, CA

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A special thank you to Ingram Content Group for supporting the 2015 Innovations Celebration.

Visit the ULC website to learn more about the 2015 ULC Annual Forum agenda, speakers and much more!  
Houston Public Library Celebrates Family Learning


On June 11, 2015, Houston Public Library,
in partnership with the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and Toyota, honored 21 families that completed the Second Annual Toyota Family Learning program at the Carnegie Neighborhood Library and Center for Learning, as well as the McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library, in a joint graduation ceremony. In addition to their new-found parenting skills and knowledge, each graduating family received a certificate of completion and an HP tablet as a hands-on way to foster continued learning and technology application in their lives. 

Over the course of the 13 week program, graduating families, individually and collectively, spent over 70 hours learning to set goals that strengthened the family unit and made progress toward these goals by completing assignments, participating in service learning activities together, engaging in college and career readiness activities, using technology for educational purposes, and creating their Family F.U.N. (Families United Now) Plan, as well as mentoring other families to do the same.

Mayor Pro-Tem Edward Gonzalez and President and CEO of Collaborative for Children, Carol Shattuck, attended the event. 

Learn more about the Houston Public Library Family Learning Program here

Pima County Library Receives $70K Grant for Youth Media, Technology Programs

Pima County Library recently received a $70,000 grant from the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records to create more programs engaging youth in technology and STEAM education. The Pima County Libary grant, made possible through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), is part of over $500,000 awarded to libraries across the state.

Building off of the Library's existing 101 Space, a dedicated media and technology center for teens and young adults, the grant will allow for additional classes on topics such as robotics, multimedia production, coding and virtual reality technology. Program participants will have access to a diverse array of
software and high tech devices, such as 3D printers.

Learn more about Pima County Library's grant here.

ULC e-Discussion Meetup!


Friday, June 26, 2015

San Jose Marriott

1:30 - 3:30 pm

After lunch on Friday, June 26, join your ULC e-discussion group for an afternoon of share-out and conversation. An agenda will be provided in advance of the meeting and a room assignment will be given during the ULC Annual Forum. Each session will end so that those joining us in San Francisco can board the bus by 3:45pm.

Click here to RSVP and view the list of group meetings. If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Behrens.
California Libraries to Join High-Speed Broadband Network of State Universities, Schools  

A recent appropriation approved by California Governor Jerry Brown and state lawmakers is set to connect over one third of California's 1,112 libraries to the same high-speed broadband network linking the University of California, the state university system, community colleges, and a growing number of public school districts.

The "Lighting Up California Libraries" initiative is an important recognition of the role that California's libraries play in workforce development and the state education system.  

Click here to learn more about the appropriation and how California libraries will benefit.

Connect with Edge at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference

Have you joined the Edge Initiative but are stuck on the assessment or unsure of how to create an action plan? Join the Edge team and other users for the Edge User's Group Meeting at ALA Annual 2015 to discuss the features available in the Toolkit and how other libraries are using them to effect change in their libraries and communities. 
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