Bill Young

Spotlight on Oklahoma and the Edge Initiative

Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma.

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 .

National Research and the Local Experience

National level research can be an interesting way to consider local experience. It can help raise your awareness as you consider the questions you want and need to ask when looking outside of the library at your community. For example, a couple of weeks ago, another interesting study was released by Pew Research called Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations by Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie and Kristen Purcell. It describes the preferences of younger Americans (ages 16-29) when it comes to reading, libraries, and technology. How can a local library learn from and use this national level data?

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