Edge is a nationally recognized management and leadership tool that is helping libraries and local governments work together to achieve community goals. With this professional tool, libraries can be better positioned to address community issues – like creating a stronger economy, ensuring workforce development and leading lifelong learning.
Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Edge Initiative is free for New Mexico libraries through the end of 2014.
The Edge Initiative starts with a survey addressing the current state of your library, collection data from operations to partnerships and programming. The results will help assess how your community is using technology and how best practices can be put into place to align future growth and services with community priorities. Edge will also help you package your data so you can showcase it to community leaders, which can be extremely helpful when trying to secure funding.
To learn more, watch the Edge Overview Webinar. We highly recommend you taking advantage of this FREE service before the end of the year. Starting in 2015, there will be a fee associated with participating in the Edge Initiative.
To read the benefits librarians have seen from Edge, click here.
For more information, please contact Patricia Moore, NMSLTechnology Consultant.