Edge Self-Paced Learning Opportunities

Self-paced learning opportunities are recommended for libraries that have submitted an Edge Assessment and are looking for guidance to implement the improvements identified in their Edge Action Plan.

 

Strengthening Your Library Partnerships

This course will guide participants in developing strategies to:

  • Effectively advocate for technology resources
  • Identify and grow partnerships
  • Craft and deliver compelling messages

This course supports Edge Action Plans with improvements from Benchmarks 3, 5, and 6.

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Fostering Your Library Leadership

This course will guide participants in developing strategies to:

  • Enhance their own leadership skills
  • Communicate the library’s vision, especially as it relates to technology 
  • Engage community stakeholders
  • Foster innovation in the library through staff and program development

This course supports Edge Action Plans with improvements from Benchmarks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10.

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Building Public Access Technology Services

This course will guide participants in developing strategies to:

  • Identify the high-level tasks associated with managing public access technology
  • Ensure staff can meet patron technology needs
  • Foster an ongoing culture of learning within the library

This course supports Edge Action Plans with improvements from Benchmarks 4, 6, 7, and 8.

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Assessing Your Community’s Needs

This course will guide participants in developing strategies to:

  • Plan and execute a community assessment
  • Create and implement a technology resource plan
  • Regularly revisit library policies

This course supports Edge Action Plans with improvements from Benchmarks 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6.

Click here for the course materials.
Click here for the video module.