Sharing Messages with Staff
Submitted by Julie Elmore on 19 November 2013 - 10:20am
My husband is retired military and some habits have transferred over to our civilian lives. In the military, before a shift was over, my husband's department completed a “Pass Down Log.”
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.
Q & A with an Edge Library
Submitted by Bill Young on 2 October 2013 - 12:39pm
HATCHing fun and learning in young minds
Submitted by Amy Moulton on 24 September 2013 - 3:40pm
During a visit to La Veta Public Library in southern Colorado last year, I noticed a colorful keyboard and big monitor sitting in the children’s area. When Director Sandra Hackbarth told me about her great experiences with the HATCH iStartSmart touchscreen early childhood learning system, I was ready to go back to my library and buy one.
Partnerships are a Win-Win Strategy
Submitted by Mamie Anthoine Ney on 13 August 2013 - 1:12pm
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.
Awed by AWE at our library
Submitted by Julie Elmore on 27 March 2013 - 10:38am
When our younger visitors come into the library, they all seem to go straight to the same place--our AWE Early Literacy Stations. If you are unaware of the AWE Early Literacy Stations,
Edge Benchmarks: Gadget Instruction
Submitted by Crystal Schimpf on 6 March 2013 - 7:10am
In this blog series, we are exploring various technology training models in public libraries and sharing tips and real life success stories. In our last post, we looked at how to use volunteers as technology instructors in order to increase the impact of technology training programs. In this post, we look at how to expand technology training to include gadgets and mobile devices. We share best practices for using both library and user devices and for training on a wide range of platforms.
Starke County Public Library System: your window to the world
Submitted by Sheila Urwiler on 27 February 2013 - 11:07am
Describe what your library means to its community.
We are a "third place," some place other than work and home, where people can relax, get information and entertainment, use computers, and feel welcomed and cared about.