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How to Manage 40 Branches across 20 Counties

Careful planning, monitoring, and tracking help a technology consultant and her team keep one library system up, running, and ahead of the curve
Location: 
Dodge City, Kansas
Librarian: 
Charlene McGuire

Thirteen years of experience taught technology consultant Charlene McGuire that the secret to a successful library is good planning, careful monitoring, and the willingness to try new thingsIn this case study, we discuss Edge Benchmark 10: Libraries manage their technology resources to maximize quality.

A Book Club for the 21st Century

How one project connects and inspires young readers using social media
Location: 
Biddeford, Maine
Librarian: 
Deanna Gouzie

The McArthur Public Library and Biddeford Intermediate School in southern Maine collaborated to create a successful program whereby young readers use technology to discuss and share books in creative ways. In this interview, children’s librarian Deanna Gouzie talks about how the program got started and what makes it thrive — offering an opportunity to see Edge Benchmark 5 in action.

Operating on the Bleeding Edge

How a library benefits from forward-thinking
Location: 
Pittsburg, PA
Librarian: 
Eric Wolfe

In this case study, we discuss Edge Benchmark #9: Libraries have sufficient devices and bandwidth to accommodate user demand.

Positivity and Patience

A self-described Pollyanna relies upon a talented staff and engaged community
Location: 
Atlanta, TX
Librarian: 
Jackie Icenhower

In this case study, we're discussing Edge Benchmark #1: Libraries provide assistance and training with the goal of increasing the level of digital literacy in the community.

A Technology Knowledgeable Staff Leads to a Tech Savvy Community

Location: 
Overland Park, KS
Librarian: 
Scott Sime

In this case study, we discuss Edge Benchmark 8: Libraries have sufficient staff with technology expertise to help patrons achieve their goals.

Say Yes to Sharing

How one librarian makes learning from one another a priority
Location: 
Worthington, OH
Librarian: 
Susan Allen

Making Technology Training a Priority—And a Job Requirement

One librarian's tale of patience, planning, and persistence
Location: 
Mitchell, IN
Librarian: 
Alexis Caudell

In this case study, we'll be looking at Edge Benchmark 8: Library has sufficient staff with technology expertise to help patrons achieve their goals.

Not Knowing the Territory Didn't Stop this Director

How one librarian built bridges to the world from her rural town
Location: 
International Falls, MN
Librarian: 
Diane Adams