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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.

Sharing Expertise: Creative Libraries Utah

Sharing expertise is the guiding philosophy behind TechSoup for Libraries. We exist to help libraries share with one another and, therefore, not need to "recreate the wheel". This week, we'd like to feature an innovative new site that shares this value. Creative Libraries Utah provides a way for libraries across Utah to share and use library created content and expertise.

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!

Play and Technology Learning

Library Edge Benchmark 8 states: Libraries have sufficient staff with technology expertise to help patrons achieve their goals. Developing technology expertise is an ongoing process and requires creating learning situations beyond the traditional instructor/student computer lab setting. By creating environments that foster creativity and innovation, libraries can help individual staff members learn and can also help build a team that can adapt to rapid change. In this article, we'll introduce several technology learning formats that emphasize play and collaboration.

If you missed yesterday's webinar...

If you missed yesterday's webinar on supporting patron learning in small spaces with small budgets, never fear - it was recorded!

June's 6 New Edge Spotlight Libraries

Are you signed up for our monthly newsletter? If not, sign up here! In the June issue, you will find lots of information about products, webinars, and more. You'll also find a description of the six Library Edge Spotlights that we published in June -- each featuring one of the Edge benchmarks and a library that is excelling at achieving it.

Supporting Technology Learning in Small Spaces with Small Budgets: A Free Webinar

A large high tech digital lab, a dedicated full-time training staff, a large budget for training materials... If that sounds like your library, then this is probably not the session for you. If, however, you're dealing with small spaces and limited staff and resources, yet want to provide technology training in your community, then please sign up!

From the Archives: 11 Edge Benchmark Webinars

Have you heard of the Library Edge project? If you're a regular visitor to our site, you have seen resources and stories we're shared in support of the project over the last year. You may also have attended one of our Library Edge Benchmark webinars. The Edge Benchmarks are the driving force behind the Edge Initiative. The benchmarks can help library staff understand best practices in  public access technology services for their communities and determine what steps they need to take to improve their public technology. 

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