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Cultivating an Engaged Junior Board and Sustaining Donor Retention Webinar
Wednesday, Sept. 27
Noon-1 p.m. EDT

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, Veronica Brown, director of individual & major gifts at the Chicago Public Library Foundation, will highlight how the foundation established a stellar group of young professionals who are dedicated to the mission of providing critical funding support for innovative programs at Chicago Public Library. Brown will discuss how the foundation's fundraising board was founded, share the board structure and discuss its role within the larger organization, as well as their activities and successes. Brown will offer a blue print of this successful board for other library foundations to follow.
Participants will also hear from Jonna Ward, CEO of the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Ward will share her foundation's model for donor retention and provide ways to measure retention. Ward will explain why measurement is important and will offer three practical applications that can transform how you work. A handout will be provided for you to use for reference and future use.
ULC directors, deputies and development teams are encouraged to register for this informative webinar about foundation boards and funding structures.
Register  today! 
Join us in the Twin Cities for the 2017 ULC Annual Forum,  Leading in a Democracy.  Join the conference and participate in conversations about civic engagement, equity and immigration. A workshop presented by RaceForward and its Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) - a national network of government cohorts working together to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all - will be part of the conference and teach attendees how they can eliminate racial inequity in our communities.

The conference will also feature presentations from multi-discipline experts, panel discussions, table discussions and social networking activities.

Register your team today! Act quickly, registration ends Monday, Oct. 2. 
Registration Fees:
ULC Member $495 
ULC Corporate Partner/Associate Member: $995 
ULC and Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to Work to Strengthen Libraries' Support for Entrepreneurship 

ULC is proud to announce a new partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation! With the support of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, ULC will begin a new initiative this fall to strengthen the public library as a critical support for entrepreneurship. 

Preliminary research has highlighted a need to update how libraries support all 21st century entrepreneurs and an opportunity to significantly enhance the capacity of public libraries to create entrepreneurial hubs that will advance social equity and contribute to community economic health.

Through research and member outreach, ULC will identify partners and practices that will allow us to produce benchmarks for public libraries to support underrepresented communities in entrepreneurship.

Stay tuned for more information about this exciting project!  
Chicago's Municipal IDs to 
Act as Library Cards and Provide Residents with Access to Public Transportation

Chicago's municipal IDs for immigrants living in the city without documentation will also serve to enc modern_library.jpg ourage immigrants to visit their local Chicago Public Library branches. Additionally, residents can use these IDs to access Chicago's public transportation system. This innovative program reaffirms CPL's status as a community anchor while increasing the library's ability to promote lifelong education and economic development for Chicago residents. Through this initiative, Chicago is setting the bar for city-library partnerships that benefit the traditionally underserved residents within their community.  

Learn more about inventive project here
Brooklyn Public Library Branches Find Innovative Way to Help Themselves and Their Community 

Many libraries across New York City are in need of renovation. Some of these libraries are addressing this and the need for affordable housing within their communities by remodeling their branches as parts of housing developments. These forward thinking libraries are putting an emphasis on their communities' priorities by increasing the space in which residents can live and learn safely. 

Read more about this groundbreaking project here
Families Learning Conference 2017
Oct. 9-11

Join the National Center for Families Learning as they explore innovative strategies in family literacy and learning, tools for early childhood and adult educators and best practices in parent and family engagement. Educators, family literacy staff, school administrators, education researchers, policy makers and library staff will find high quality professional development in the over 100 concurrent sessions offered.

ULC President and CEO, Susan Benton, will moderate a session that includes ULC members entitled Family Engagement in Libraries: Supporting the Transition to Kindergarten on Monday, Oct. 9 from 11:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m. 

Register today!  
Participate in Developing a Global Vision for Public Libraries

In 2014, the ULC Executive Board, on behalf of all members, signed on to the the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Lyon Declaration that was instrumental for informing the development of the current United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The role of public libraries is embedded in all of the 17 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals from access to information to economic development. 
IFLA is now developing a Global Vision to create a unified approach to addressing and making headway on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. To inform their work, IFLA needs the input of North American public libraries. Please help shape the global conversation by completing this short survey.
Updated ULC Summer Learning Resource Guide

ULC would like to congratulate all of our members on your continued summer learning leadership! To support your efforts, ULC is proud to release our updated online summer learning resource guide. We have also updated our summer learning webpages to provide easy access to our related publications and initiatives. P lease send your latest planning and assessment tools and all other resources to Katherine Behrens  so your peers can learn from your great work!
ULC is Hiring! 
Are you interested in working in a meaningful and passionate environment? ULC is currently seeking a new communications manager and director of strategic initiatives. Enthusiastic candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Angela Goodrich, finance and development executive. 
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