Kudos to 2017 ULC Top Innovators


It’s amazing what can happen when you harness the power of innovation to connect people with vital resources and opportunities. Just consider the recent winners recognized by the 2017 Urban Libraries Council (ULC) Innovations Initiative. This great group of public libraries is full of success stories! And each one began with a strategic program that addressed a community need.  In this age of the patron, we at Innovative are very inspired by these achievements and the way you continue to encourage your communities to learn, connect, and leverage technology to thrive. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

Take a closer look and get inspired by their winning programs.

Top Innovators

Cedar Rapids Public Library – Category: Learning: Birth through Teens

*St. Louis County Library – Category: Learning: Adults

*New York Public Library – Category: Collections

*Gwinnett County Public Library – Category: Customer Experience

*Stark County District Library – Category: Positioning

*Dallas Public Library – Category: GED Testing and Workforce Development Project

Madison Public Library – Category:  Race and Social Equality

Lexington Public Library – Category: Civic and Community Engagement

*Arlington Public Library – Category: Health Safety and Sustainability

Los Angeles Public Library – Category: Organizational and Strategic Management Creating the Fourth Division

Honorable Mentions:

*San Mateo County Libraries – Category: Learning: Birth through Teens

*San Francisco Public Library – Category:  Learning: Adults

The Indianapolis Public Library – Category: Collections

Toronto Public Library – Category: Customer Experience

King County Library System – Category: Positioning the Library

Montgomery County Public Libraries – Category: Workforce and Economic Development

*Richland Library – Category: Race and Social Equity

*Queens Library – Category: Civic and Community Engagement

Springfield City Library – Category: Health, Safety and Sustainability

*Pierce County Library System – Category: Organizational Change and Strategic Management

* Denotes Innovative Library Partners