EDGE STRENGTHENS LIBRARIES
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
Partnerships are Key for Success at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Following the economic recession that hit the U.S. in the 2000’s, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library faced reduced budgets, employee layoffs, reduced hours and services, and even the closure of four library branches.
The recession challenged library leaders to seek out partnerships and opportunities for collaboration. Despite the cuts and reductions the library faced, demands for library services continued to grow and reach all-time highs.
Fast forward to today...
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.