Help Your Library Gain the Edge


What is the Edge Initiative? A management and leadership tool which helps libraries create a path for the growth and development of their public technology services. It facilitates assessment of libraries’ technology offerings and user needs, and aids in aligning their future growth and services with community priorities. The self-survey takes a few hours to complete, but will profoundly benefit your strategic and advocacy endeavors. Want a taste? Check out this article from the International City/County Management Association’s Public Management Magazine, or explore these case studies.

You can learn more about the Edge assessment on this site. If you’re interested in taking the assessment, you can start by watching this video, completing this workbook, and registering your library.

Once you’ve completed the Edge Assessment, training is available in the areas of advocacy, technology management, library leadership, and community assessment and planning.

Still not convinced? Read Barbie Keiser’s article “Give Your Library the Edge” in Information Today. 



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