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
Toledo Lucas County Public Library Uses Edge to Gauge Community Priorities and Plan Improvements
According to data gathered from public libraries across North America that use Edge, eight of the top 20 recommendations libraries add to their Edge Action Plans involve libraries surveying their communities - but what do libraries do with this data?
"We're using Edge as the third critical component of the library's near- and long-term planning: strategy, facilities and technology," said Jason Kucsma, deputy director for Toledo Lucas County Public Library.
When creating the community survey, the library included questions from the Edge Assessment around technology devices, technology programs, technology services and the library's databases.
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.