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

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Jacksonville

Jacksonville Public Library

Through Edge, JPL received data and reports to help them make the case for more resources to allow the library to expand and improve technology services and partnerships. As a result, JPL staff was able to create and teach advanced classes that cover digital photography, digital image editing, coding and other technology classes.

Louisville

Louisville Free Public Library

Edge served as a tool for Louisville Public Library to enhance partnership with other city departments to improve performance metrics while also addressing their own strategic planning. The library used Edge to rethink its three-year Broadband and Technology Opportunities Program and refocus the library's technology services.

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Madison County Public Libraries

Through Edge, MCPL built partnerships to improve its digital leadership offerings. The library built strong ties with Madison County Schools to engage educators and students to develop summer reading programs and other tools to develop a love of reading in students, as well as offering eLibrary cards for students in grades four through 12.

Mascoutah Public Library

Mascoutah Public Library used Edge to update the library website, equip staff with laptops and employ individuals from a wide range of ages.

Mifflin County Library

Mifflin County Public Library used Edge to revamp its technology offerings and planning process. They have also used the Edge tool for media coverage on radio and in newspapers, which led to a partnership that updates the whole community on progress with Edge.

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Moreno Valley Public Library

Moreno Valley Public Library used its Edge Assessment to demonstrate to local government how deeper collaboration between the library and city could significantly improve technology and workforce outcomes in the community.

Oak Park Public Library

Oak Park Public Library used Edge data and resources to shape the library's strategic planning around technology and ensure that all community members have access to resources and services needed to succeed. The library has also used Edge to address early childhood digital behavior and literacy, partnering with Oak Park schools to pilot coding programs for girls, and embedding a librarian in the local high school.

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.

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.

Robert J. Kleberg Public Library

Edge helped the Kleberg Public Library establish its role as a leader in community outreach, engagement and partnerships. The library secured a grant from TSLAC to create a makerspace and created pop-up makerspace activities.

Sacramento

Sacramento Public Library

Sacramento used Edge to be more consistent in how it offered library services and trained staff, as well as expanding technology staff for public service. The library made sure that its offerings were comparable among its 28 branches, and especially wanted to make sure digital literacy offerings were of the same quality in all its locations.

San Antonio Public Library

San Antonio Public Library used Edge to provide tangible data to support its programming and investment. This led to a $1 million vote of confidence from the city council for technology infrastructure. Additionally, SAPL stepped up its staff training through a self-paced learning program called 11.5 COSAs.

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Sullivan County Public Library

Sullivan County Public Library incorporated Edge benchmarks into its planning as a framework for where the library should be. They have especially focused on managing technology resources to maximize quality as well as providing access to digital content and enabling community members to create their own digital content.