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Webinars

Edge webinars offer opportunities to directly engage with library field experts and the Edge staff team to learn about how Edge can help your library better advance its community leadership role.

UPCOMING WEBINARS


Edge 2.0 – The Technology Tool to Get You from Assessment to Impact

Hear from the Edge Team directly about Edge 2.0, including assessment and planning tools for your library. This webinar will walk you through the new assessment structure and platform features to streamline your use of Edge for measuring the impact of your library and planning future services.

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Edge Coffee Breaks

These bite-sized online events will give you the basics on Edge resources and features to advance your library's digital inclusion work in 15 minutes.


JULY 14
2 P.M. ET

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The Community Data Toolkit

The Edge team will walk you through the information in the Community Data Toolkit, including identifying data and sharing data.


AUG. 11
2 P.M. ET

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The Edge Snapshot Report

The Edge team will introduce you to the newest feature in the Edge platform, the Snapshot, a new way to visualize and share your library's Edge results and impact.


SEPT. 8
2 P.M. ET

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The Community Needs Assessment Toolkit

The Edge team will walk you through the information in the Community Needs Assessment Toolkit, including library examples and steps to completing your own needs assessment.


OCT. 13
2 P.M. ET

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The Launching Your S.M.A.R.T. Goals Toolkit

The Edge team will walk you through the information in the Launching Your S.M.A.R.T. Goals Toolkit, including useful tools and library examples to inspire your action plan.


Data Fluency

Build how your library uses data to inform its approaches with a new Edge series that explores data your library has, information on the local community and how you communicate and share that information.


JULY 28
2 P.M. ET

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Community Data

This webinar will show how you can identify community needs through national and local sources and how this information can bolster your library decision-making.


AUG 25
2 P.M. ET

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Communicating Data to Your Stakeholders

This webinar will show you strategies to engage with your local government leaders and partners with data about your library's impact and programs, including sharing your Edge Assessment results.




RECENT WEBINARS


Assessment Building Blocks

Haven't taken the Edge Assessment yet? Learn how to complete each section of the Edge Assessment and how other libraries have used the Edge Assessment to create change, improve services and increase funding in this video series.

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Community Value

This video unpacks the first strategic area of the Edge Assessment, which measures how your library uses services and technologies to serve the community.

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Engaging the Community

This video unpacks the second strategic area of the Edge Assessment, which measures your library’s position as a community partner and leader.

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Organizational Management

This video unpacks the third strategic area of the Edge Assessment, which measures how your library’s management practices relate to digital services and programs.





Beyond the Assessment

Finished your Assessment and ready to leverage your Edge results? Learn how to harness the Edge platform, resources and features across three of the Edge cyclical phases in this video series.

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Prepare - Understanding Your Community Context

This video will walk you through the Prepare section of your Edge dashboard, focusing on gathering information about your community to establish a list of community needs and priorities.

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Compare - Understanding Your Assessment Results

This video will walk you through the Compare section of your Edge dashboard and examine the different ways to analyze and filter your Edge results to identify your library’s strengths and opportunities.

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Act - Crafting your S.M.A.R.T. Action Plan

This video will walk you through the Act section of your Edge dashboard and introduce you to a planning framework for establishing goals for your library based on your Edge Assessment results.



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