Thursday, September 19, 2013

From ALA: Edge Initiative and Rural Libraries

(Forwarded on behalf of Don Wood, ALA Chapter Relations Office)
The Edge Initiative and Rural Libraries

The Edge Initiative is a voluntary assessment program that provides libraries with benchmarks, best practices, tools and resources that support continuous improvement and reinvestment in public technology services. Edge helps libraries connect their services to community priorities.   Edge will be available to public libraries nationwide in January 2014. See for more information.

A group of pilot libraries has been testing the benchmarks in their libraries and communities. Join us on September 25th at 11 AM Pacific/Noon Mountain/1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern time, as we talk with participants from pilot libraries located in rural communities. Mary Haney is the director of the  Hennessey Public Library in Oklahoma and Lee Ann Barnes is the director of the Okeene Public Library, also in Oklahoma. What did they do? What did they learn? What are they planning to do next? Hear their stories and ask questions, too.

Register for this FREE session at: . Recordings from previous sessions with pilot libraries are also available, including:
Denise Davis, Sacramento (CA) Public Library and Gretchen Pruett, New Braunfels (TX) Public Library

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