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Spotlight on Illinois and the Edge Initiative

Illinois libraries have been actively involved in the development and testing phase of the Edge Initiative. In this article, we highlight a handful of resources from Illinois.

Get out there with the help of your Friends

There's a lot of talk about the value in leaving the library building. Not for patrons, mind you, but for staff. I'm often reminded of a marvelous tip I learned from Gail Santy, a presenter at the Association for Rural and Small Libraries conference last year (handouts from her presentation).

Asking Your Community for Feedback

Conducting a needs assessment can sound intimidating, but if you break it down into small opportunities for conversations, you’ll be surprised by how much information you can gather. In this article, Mitchell Community Public Library director Alexis Caudell shares her advice and experiences.

Q & A with an Edge Library

Bill Young, with the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, recently talked to the Miami (OK) Public Library director, Marcia Johnson, to find out about her experiences as a pilot library for the Edge Initiative .

Edge Pilot Library Case Study: Miami, OK

In a conversation with Marcia Johnson, Library Director of the Miami (OK) Public Library, we learn about the library, the town, and their experiences with the Edge Initiative.

Learn from the Edge Pilot Libraries: Webinar August 21st

For over a year, we have been providing webinars featuring the Edge Initiative public library technology benchmarks. We've featured guests from around the country who have shared stories that represent best practices, lessons learned, and success. The next webinar is Wednesday, August 21st.

Going First: Learn from the Edge Pilot Libraries

For almost a year, we have been providing webinars featuring the Edge Initiative public library technology benchmarks. We've featured guests from around the country who have shared stories that represent best practices and success. They have shared their experiences and tips and also their lessons learned. We're getting ready to begin a new series of webinars and would love your input!

Six Libraries Spotlighted

Our July newsletter has been released and it features six new Library Spotlights from around the country!

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