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Discover how libraries of all sizes have successfully used Edge to advance key community outcomes.

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San Mateo

San Mateo County Libraries

San Mateo County Libraries uses Edge to assess its technology, communicate its impact and plan for the future. The library makes bridging the digital divide a key priority as a library in an area with a very high cost of living, so it embarks on programs like being the first library in California to loan Wi-Fi hotspots.

Caruthersville

Caruthersville Public Library

After completing the Edge Assessment, Caruthersville realized that the library needed to step up its privacy protection for the digital devices available to patrons. Following this insight, the library installed privacy screens, tightened filters and added security software to the library’s computers. The library also increased its investment in providing digital training and learning resources.

El Progreso Memorial Library

Edge serves as a crucial springboard for El Progreso Memorial Library’s long-term planning, and as a key tool in helping the library secure additional funding. Using Edge, EPML obtained an IMLS technology grant, enabling the library to add flat-screen TVs, iPads and a 3-D printer to the library.

Forsyth County Public Library

Forsyth County Public Library uses Edge to manage and support the library's technology and improve its approach to digital inclusion. The library also used Edge data to present to the local government to get approval for a renovation of the Central Library, which included major improvements to the availability of assistive technology.

Gleason

Gleason Memorial Library

Gleason Memorial Library wanted to become a health leader in its community, and it used Edge to leverage technology resources to get there. After taking the Assessment and a community impact survey, the library created a website that offered trustworthy health information to its patrons, as well as eGovernment and small business resources.

Henderson County Public Library

Henderson County Public Library used Edge to better identify technology needs across the county and improve services for each of its unique populations. IT incorporated the Edge Action Plan into a larger systemwide action plan, first focusing on serving patrons with disabilities, then focusing on building partnerships with local organizations and finally seeking to improve services and programs offered to non-English speakers.

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Miami Public Library

Edge helped shape Miami Public Library's technology plan, and helped the library realize that they needed to pursue more training on technology and adopt more assistive technology to improve digital literacy.

Oregon City Public Library

Oregon City Public Library used Edge in order to give its community access to trustworthy medical information. It also used Edge to develop policies around partnership and maintain close relationships with local leaders.

Pioneer Library System

Pioneer Library served as a key community hub for their town after a devastating community ravaged their town. They provided access to vital eGovernment resources and they provided training for those who needed it via FEMA, the BBB and the SBA.

Plano Public Library System

Plano Public Library used Edge in order to make their library more accessible, presenting the results of their Edge assessment to city leadership and received a $50,000 supplement from the City Manager's office, as well as a $5,000 grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. With this support, Plano was able to add assistive technology including keyboards with larger keys, oversized trackball mouse options and height adjusting tables.

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Reeves County Library

Reeves County Library used Edge for data to support their decision making processes. It helped build relationships with the county commissioners, and also helped the library meet national standards of accessibility.