Edge is a nationally recognized management and leadership tool that is helping libraries and local governments work together to achieve community goals. With this professional tool, libraries can be better positioned to address community issues - like creating a stronger economy, ensuring workforce development and leading lifelong learning. Read more >>

The Value of Edge

Edge Data - Roadmap to Increased Investment in San Antonio

San Antonio Public Library Director Ramiro Salazar said he was immediately interested in being part of the Edge Initiative because it created an opportunity to launch a more strategic approach to service delivery and better align library services with community needs. SAPL used Edge and received $1 million in additional funds for their technology infrastructure and services to support implementation of the library's long-term digital strategy.

“Information from the Edge assessment has helped the library continue to be relevant in the community by providing services that residents want, expect, and need to succeed in the 21st century. The Edge data has helped us be more responsive in meeting the needs of the communities the library serves.”

Salazar shares his Edge outcomes in one of our library profiles.

Read it here.

Edge Library Profiles Showcase the Value to Libraries of All Sizes

Are you an Edge library? You've completed the Edge assessment and you're not sure what to do next. Or, are you interested in participating and want to learn how other libraries have benefited from the Edge Initiative?

Read about Edge libraries of all sizes across the U.S. Edge library profiles show how library leaders have used Edge to enhance and improve the technology services for their communities. From guiding the planning of Oklahoma’s Pioneer Library System, to expanding technology services at the Mifflin County Library in Pennsylvania, to enhancing resources at the tiny Tonkawa Public Library in rural Oklahoma, Edge can help every library improve services inside and out. Click here to read the Edge library profiles.

Also, view the theory of change to learn how Edge will help improve the quality of life for your community.


Share your Edge Story with us!


"Edge helps us convince the leaders on our Board and in our community that we need additional financial resources. It adds another nationally recognized, thoughtful assessment and Edge is proving what we’ve been saying all along, but didn’t have the evidence to back up: public libraries play an important role in access to technology.”

Karen Danczak Lyons, Director, Evanston Public Library (IL)