Asking Your Community for Feedback
Submitted by Alexis Caudell on 14 October 2013 - 7:54am
Conducting a needs assessment can sound intimidating, but if you break it down into small opportunities for conversations, you’ll be surprised by how much information you can gather. In this article, Mitchell Community Public Library director Alexis Caudell shares her advice and experiences.
Ask your community about technology needs: The Impact Survey
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 10 October 2013 - 2:49am
The University of Washington Information School (iSchool) has launched the Impact Survey, a new survey tool designed to help public libraries assess how their communities use technology services at the library, and how it has had a positive impact on community member's lives. The survey asks patrons about technology use in the following areas: education, employment, entrepreneurship, health and wellness, eGovernment, civic engagement, eCommerce, and social inclusion.
The Edge Initiative from a Small or Rural Library Perspective
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 25 September 2013 - 10:12am
Thank you to today's webinar guests, Mary Haney and Lee Ann Barnes, for sharing their experiences and insights about the Edge Initiative from a small and rural library perspective. Missed it? The session was recorded.
Kansas City Library’s New Software Lending Library
Submitted by Jim Lynch on 24 September 2013 - 7:18am
Edge Pilot Library Case Study: Miami, OK
Submitted by Alison Saffold on 3 September 2013 - 9:22am
Sparking Interest in Community Assessment
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 23 August 2013 - 4:24am
Trying to convince others that conducting a community assessment is a good idea? Sometimes just giving them a "taste" of the process can whet their appetite for more.
Staff Technology Skills Training at Sacramento Public Library
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 13 August 2013 - 11:20am
When Denise Davis, Deputy Library Director of the Sacramento Public Library, discussed the library’s experiences with the Edge Initiative last month, webinar participants wanted to know more about the staff technology skills training that Denise mentioned. In this post, Amy Calhoun, Sacramento Public Library’s Virtual Branch Coordinator, tells us more.
Sacramento, CA and New Braunfels, TX: Edge Pilot Libraries
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 24 July 2013 - 1:44pm
Thank you to Gretchen Pruett and Denise Davis for sharing their Edge experiences in today's webinar: Going First - Learning from the Edge Pilot Libraries. The session recording is available now.
Edge Benchmarks – Professional Development for Technology Trainers
Submitted by Crystal Schimpf on 14 June 2013 - 9:44am
In this guest technology training series we have been exploring various public library models and sharing tips and success stories from libraries around the country.
Technology Instruction Materials for Libraries
Submitted by Crystal Schimpf on 10 May 2013 - 11:49am
From 2011-2012 I worked at the Colorado State Library as part of a team to help 50 libraries across the state to develop new and improved technology training programs.