The Edge Initiative, a new leadership and management tool for libraries that want to improve their public technology services, invites participation by public libraries across the United States. As of January 22, 2014, interested public libraries may sign up via the Edge website.
Participating libraries will use Edge to complete an assessment of their public access technology services. Edge provides additional tools and training for libraries to make improvements and better serve their communities.
Edge is offering an informational session at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia on Saturday morning, January 25: “The Edge Initiative at ALA Midwinter: Launch and Learn.”
The Edge Initiative was developed by a coalition of library and local government organizations, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and led by the Urban Libraries Council.