The Benefits of Participation

Libraries around the country are already reaping the benefits of participation!

  • New Braunfels (TX) Public Library: Library Director Gretchen Pruett used her Edge results to double the bandwidth offered and improve the public access technology services available for disabled patrons.
  • Miami (OK) Public Library: Library Director Marcia Johnson used the Edge Benchmarks to identify seven of her 10 strategic goals for the year.
  • Sacramento (CA) Public Library: Deputy Library Director Denise Davis used her Edge results to enhance the user experience.

These are just a few examples of the many success stories we're received from early users of Edge.

How will public libraries benefit from participating in Edge?

There is value in using the Edge Benchmarks to assess and improve your library. Your Edge results will provide a snapshot of the library’s current public technology services along with steps to make improvements. In addition, you will have the tools necessary to work more closely with your local leaders to address community issues. There are three key benefits for participating:

1. Assess the use of public access technology

2. Identify specific ways to strengthen or enhance public access technology

3. Engage with key leaders about the role for the public library in improving communities

Learn more about these key benefits.

“We used Edge to help position the library with our leaders because we were able to share meaningful scientific metrics. The conversations and dialogue we are able to have using a professional product really helped us tell our story even more powerfully.”

Dionne Mack,Director of Libraries, El Paso Public Library, El Paso, TX