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Getting the Edge by Timothy Cherubini

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Presented to Winter 2013 Georgia Library Directors Meeting

Presented to Winter 2013 Georgia Library Directors Meeting

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  • 1. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve GETTING THE EDGE! Georgia Public Library Service Winter Public Library Directors’ Meeting December 5, 2013 Timothy Cherubini Senior Director of Engagement & Programs LYRASIS timothy.cherubini@lyrasis.org 800 999 8558 x4992 SKYPE: timothy_cherubini Connect! @LibraryEdge @LibraryEdge www.LibraryEdge.org
  • 2. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve SESSION OVERVIEW • • • • Edge 101 Progress to Date Upcoming Q&A @LibraryEdge @LibraryEdge www.LibraryEdge.org
  • 3. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve EDGE 101 @LibraryEdge @LibraryEdge www.LibraryEdge.org
  • 4. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve EDGE INITIATIVE GOAL All people should have opportunities to enrich and improve their lives through open access to exceptional information, communication and technology services available in public libraries @LibraryEdge @LibraryEdge www.LibraryEdge.org
  • 5. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve THE EDGE ROUNDTABLE The coalition of leading library and local government organizations working on Edge includes: •Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation –funding partner for Edge •Urban Libraries Council – the lead agency for Edge •American Library Association, OITP •International City/County Management Association •LYRASIS •OCLC’s WebJunction •Public Library Association •State Libraries of California, Oklahoma and Texas •TechSoup Global •Universities of Maryland and Washington @LibraryEdge @LibraryEdge www.LibraryEdge.org
  • 6. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve WHY IS EDGE IMPORTANT TO PUBLIC LIBRARIES? • Assess current public access technology and how it’s used • Identify ways to strengthen or enhance public access technology • Engage with key leaders about the role for the public library in improving communities @LibraryEdge @LibraryEdge www.LibraryEdge.org
  • 7. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve THE EDGE TOOLKIT BENCHMARKS ASSESSMENT TOOLS TRAINING RESOURCE GUIDE & CASE STUDIES REPORTING & PRESENTATION TOOLS @LibraryEdge @LibraryEdge www.LibraryEdge.org
  • 8. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve THE BENCHMARKS COMMUNITY VALUE Libraries provide programs and services that enable people to get value from their use of technology. ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY & DECISION MAKERS Libraries are a valuable community resource and a strategic partner in helping people and communities improve their quality of life. ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT Libraries manage resources so that members of the community who need or want access can get it regardless of a ability, skill, personal technology, or available time. @LibraryEdge @LibraryEdge www.LibraryEdge.org
  • 9. Action Plans
  • 10. Executive Tools
  • 11. Executive Tools
  • 12. Executive Tools
  • 13. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve EDGE RESULTS IN PILOT LIBRARIES Miami, OK • Digital Literacy • Strategic Planning Based on Community Priorities • Library Staff Technology Expertise New Braunfels, TX • Strategic Partnerships • Library Staff Technology Expertise • Technology Inclusiveness @LibraryEdge @LibraryEdge www.LibraryEdge.org
  • 14. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve EDGE RESULTS IN PILOT LIBRARIES El Paso, TX • Digital Literacy • Device and Broadband Capacity • Library Staff Technology Expertise Sacramento, CA • Library Staff Technology Expertise • Digital Literacy • Support use of technology for health and wellness information @LibraryEdge @LibraryEdge www.LibraryEdge.org
  • 15. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve SUMMER 2013 SOFT LAUNCH: WHO PARTICIPATED? • 159 libraries in seven states • Largest library systems participating are Chicago Public Library and Houston Public Library both serving over 2 million residents • Smallest library systems participating are O’Keene Public Library and Locust Grove Public Library in Oklahoma both with service areas of less than 1,500 residents @LibraryEdge @LibraryEdge www.LibraryEdge.org
  • 16. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve SOFT LAUNCH TIMELINE Online Tool Orientation Webinars June Libraries Take the Assessment Library Staff Participate in Training June 12-July 31 August 15Sept. 30 @LibraryEdge @LibraryEdge Libraries Work on Action Plans Ongoing www.LibraryEdge.org
  • 17. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve WHAT DOES PARTICIPATION LOOK LIKE? • • • • • • • • • • • Create an account Take the assessment Access the EDGE help desk as needed Review assessment results with library staff Create an action plan Use recommended resources Participate in training Communicate results and action plans with partners Collaborate locally to implement action plans Customize executive tools and deliver to local leaders Share successes and lessons learned with other libraries @LibraryEdge @LibraryEdge www.LibraryEdge.org
  • 18. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve WHAT DID WE LEARN? – WHAT WORKS • Training/Support for State Libraries • The Online Tool • The Help Desk • Communications Tools • Training for Public Libraries @LibraryEdge @LibraryEdge www.LibraryEdge.org
  • 19. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve WHAT DID WE LEARN? – IMPROVEMENTS UNDERWAY • Workflow in the Online Tool • More variety in communication tools • Comparison information is highly desirable @LibraryEdge Libraries want comparative information to help them understand their results, determine priorities and make strategic decisions. This comparison data will be generated during the national launch and available in 2014. @LibraryEdge www.LibraryEdge.org
  • 20. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve EDGE IS HELPFUL INTERNALLY & EXTERNALLY INTERNAL EXTERNAL Identifies gaps & opportunities Opens dialogue Communicates value Engages staff in improving the library @LibraryEdge @LibraryEdge www.LibraryEdge.org
  • 21. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve Edge pilot libraries say: STAKEHOLDERS Edge helps stakeholders connect technology in libraries with achieving community priorities PUBLIC ACCESS TECHNOLOGY LIBRARY + + ACHIEVING COMMUNITY PRIORITIES PARTNERSHIPS =
  • 22. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve WHEN CAN YOU START? In seven states: California Connecticut Illinois North Carolina Oklahoma Pennsylvania Texas SOFT LAUNCH SUMMER 2013 NATIONAL LAUNCH BEGINS JANUARY 2014 @LibraryEdge @LibraryEdge Edge launches nationally in January 2014 www.LibraryEdge.org
  • 23. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve NATIONAL LAUNCH PLANNING @LibraryEdge @LibraryEdge www.LibraryEdge.org
  • 24. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve NATIONAL LAUNCH • Starting January 22nd – National Launch Begins Rolling Out With: • Statewide Initiatives in CA, CT, IL, NC, OK, PA, TX • Comparison Libraries • Individual Public Libraries who signup @www.libraryedge.org • Other statewide initiatives? @LibraryEdge @LibraryEdge www.LibraryEdge.org
  • 25. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve COMPARISON LIBRARIES • Approximately 850 libraries invited to participate as part of the national sample; an estimated 290 will respond • Edge will closely coordinate with State Libraries; lists being sent to each with communications support • Deadline will be March 31st - but extension is possible based on response rates @LibraryEdge @LibraryEdge www.LibraryEdge.org
  • 26. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve WHAT YOUR LIBRARY CAN DO NOW To get ready to participate in 2014: Sign up for an account at www.libraryedge.org on January 22nd You will get instant access to the assessment workbook and be registered for full account access Engage with GPLS on interest in Edge in GA @LibraryEdge @LibraryEdge www.LibraryEdge.org