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Thursday, June 5  A One-Hour Webinar
1 pm ET/12 pm CT/11 am MT/10 am PT 
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Presenter: Lee Rainie, Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

This program distills key findings from Pew's ongoing research about the evolution of the 21st century library. Participants will learn about revealing data that demonstrates public support for libraries; a portrait of who the patrons of 21st century libraries are and what they want; where new needs are surfacing in communities; and how the evolving concept of the "library" can change to meet new realities. Learn more and register now!

What Happens in Vegas?

Friday, June 27 6:30-8:00 pm
LVH-Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
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Join the ULC community for our Summer Member Reception. We provide the refreshments and other delights; you provide the fun! Login now to RSVP.

Learning Labs in Las Vegas!

Friday, June 27  8:30-9:30 am
Las Vegas Convention Center, Room S224 
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Presenters: Amy Eshleman, Urban Libraries Council
Kiley Larson, Institute of Human Development & Social Change, New York University

In 2012, IMLS, MacArthur Foundation, ULC and the Association of Science-Technology Centers launched a planning and design process to create 24 teen-centered Learning Labs across the U.S. Join members of the Learning Labs community for a conversation about this path breaking initiative; hear about early research findings and engage in discussion about critical issues such as collaborating with community partners, teen engagement, space design, staffing models, understanding youth outcomes and funding strategies. No RSVPs required.

Edge in Las Vegas

Saturday, June 28 10:30-11:30 am
Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Versailles 3 & 4
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Attendees will be introduced to and discuss a framework to think about and authentically evaluate their current services and identify opportunities for improvement based on community need. This session will be built on the framework of Edge that assesses technology based on community value, engaging the community and organizational management. From this shared understanding, participants will join group discussions based on a case study and share solutions and best practices in using technology to advance learning. No RSVPs required.
Awareness Builds

Libraries everywhere are kicking off summer learning programs with media announcements and festive events. Several ULC members have shared press coverage including a local TV news story on King County Library System's new summer learning program, Thinkology: The Study of Fun and a feature spot on San Jos Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge that aired on Comunidad del Valle, a Bay Area public affairs show. Keep the videos flowing!

Anytime, Anywhere Summer Learning

At 10 am ET on June 10, the New America Foundation is presenting a 2-hour program that features national experts on the phenomenon of summer learning loss as well as cutting-edge best practices that engage youth. No advance registration is required. Find out more and live-stream the program.

Put Your Summer Learning on the National Landscape

Summer Learning Day 2014 takes place on Friday, June 20. This national advocacy day is designed to spread awareness about the importance of high-quality summer learning activities to help close the achievement gap for our nation's youth and support healthy development in communities across the country. Libraries are critical partners in community summer learning initiatives but are not always recognized for their role - register your library's summer learning program on this national map that the National Summer Learning Association is building now!
Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality is a hot-button issue on the internet landscape. The Oregon Library Association is awarding its annual Intellectual Freedom Champion of the Year Award to OR Senator Ron Wyden for his work on many fronts, including privacy and net neutrality. The awards program, held at Multnomah County Library at 2 pm today, will feature a panel discussion on the implications of net neutrality that will include Senator Wyden, MCL Director, Vailey Oehlke, ULC Executive Board Member Michael Sherrod and others. The discussion will focus on the urgent public policy issues that arise from this debate and the critical role that libraries play as the gateway to digital access for all. We expect the event will be videotaped and will provide a link as soon as possible, along with an overview of net neutrality and its implications for public libraries.

Music in Madison: Discover, Enjoy, Collect!

Madison Public Library, WI, and a local music retailer, Murfie Music, have partnered to introduce a new way for library patrons to discover, enjoy and collect music.

Yahara Music Library is an online music collection that celebrates Madison's dynamic music scene by sharing local music with the greater Madison community. 
Yahara is free and accessible to anyone who holds a library card issued by any public library in Wisconsin's South  Central Library System. Music can be accessed  using any web browser or by downloading albums in multiple formats to a variety of devices. As a special benefit, ULC members who would like to try the collection may email Guy Hankel for a VIP access code.

(Above) King County Library System's Cecilia McGowan on Thinkology: The Study of Fun

(Above) San Jose Public Library's Elizabeth Elizabeth Casta�eda on Summer Reading Challenge


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