Edge Initiative

Sparking Interest in Community Assessment

Trying to convince others that conducting a community assessment is a good idea? Sometimes just giving them a "taste" of the process can whet their appetite for more.

Sacramento, CA and New Braunfels, TX: Edge Pilot Libraries

Thank you to Gretchen Pruett and Denise Davis for sharing their Edge experiences in today's webinar: Going First - Learning from the Edge Pilot Libraries. The session recording is available now.

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!

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.

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. 

Technology Instruction Materials for Libraries

From 2011-2012 I worked at the Colorado State Library as part of a team to help 50 libraries across the state to develop new and improved technology training programs. 

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