Edge Benchmarks

Strengthening Library Tech Planning Through Benchmarks

How the Sullivan County Public Library used Edge Benchmarks to bring content creation classes and more technology options to its patrons
Location: 
Blountville, TN (main branch)
Librarian: 
Amy Lippo

Tucked away in upper northeast Tennessee near the Appalachian Mountains, the Sullivan County Public Library is making major strides in technology thanks to the Edge Benchmarks.  Amy Lippo served as the assistant director of the libraries and helped the library incorporate the benchmarks into its technology planning. Lippo had first learned about the Edge Initiative in a presentation by the Tennessee State Library.

Accessible Technology Year after Year

One library commits to technology for all on an ongoing basis
Location: 
Billings, Montana
Librarian: 
Kathy Robins

How does the Billings Public Library in Montana successfully achieve Edge Benchmark 11 year after year? As Systems Administrator Kathy Robins explains, it’s by making digital technology for people with disabilities part of the library’s long-range and strategic plans.

The People Business

One Library Stays Embedded, Involved, and Connected
Location: 
Libertyville, Illinois
Librarian: 
Stephen Kershner