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November 12-14, Seattle, WA
Still Time: Registration Closes on Friday, November 1

The 2013 Partners Conference is upon us! Registration is strong, and you don't want to miss this dynamic gathering of learning experts, philanthropic executives, local government, community and library leaders. View the complete agenda and register by November 1.
Thursday, October 24, One-Hour Program

Find out how and why The Seattle Public Library created a strategic framework for partnerships. City Librarian Marcellus Turner will share key elements of their new partnership with Seattle Public Schools that will support implementation of the new common core standards curriculum. Read more and register.
  • The Pew Internet & American Life Project is a go-to source for data and analysis that charts the ongoing escalation of internet use via all forms of technology. A September 2013 report, "Who's Not Online and Why" indicates that 15% of American adults ages 18 and older still do not use the internet or email. And, among the 85% of adults who do go online, experiences connecting to the internet may vary widely. Read the report. 
  • Bill Shore, Founder and CEO of Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit organization, writes a blog for The Chronicle of Philanthropy titled "Leading for Social Good." A recent post, "Innovation Often Starts With the Words, 'What if?' proposes that altering our approach to programs and services can result in significant change. Visit the blog.
At one time, Skokie, IL was home to five Fortune 500 companies, all now gone. Skokie Public Library partnered with its Chamber of Commerce to build a combination meeting and program facility as well as a co-working space to support small and home-based businesses, entrepreneurs and job seekers. Read how this partnership is helping to support and grow businesses in their community.

Visit the ULC Innovations Resource Center and discover a treasure trove of imaginative approaches to every aspect of library programs, services and operations. Every submission ULC has received since 2010 is housed here.
Chicago Public Library's YOUmedia is slated to receive a $500,000 budget increase from the City in 2014. This funding will enable the library to serve a projected 25% more teens by expanding the program. Read more

Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III is being showered with honors this month!   In addition to being named the 2013 Public Administrator of the Year, Crosby has also received  the 2013 Award for Community Service and International Understanding from the International Relations Council.  

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