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Where People Connect, Communities Achieve. Get the Edge! Pennsylvania Orientation January 2014. Connect!. @ LibraryEdge @LibraryEdge www.LibraryEdge.org. Where People Connect, Communities Achieve. SESSION OVERVIEW. Introductions Overview and Timeline How this will Work

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Where People Connect, Communities Achieve

Get the Edge!

Pennsylvania Orientation

January 2014

Connect!

@LibraryEdge @LibraryEdge www.LibraryEdge.org

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SESSION OVERVIEW

  • Introductions
  • Overview and Timeline
  • How this will Work
  • Review of Benchmarks
  • Resources
  • Using Results
  • Q and A

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INTRODUCTIONS

Name

Library

Number of branches

When was the first time you used a PC?

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ULTIMATE 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.

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BENCHMARK GOALS

A tangible set of public access technology benchmarks designed to

help local library leaders use technology to support local community

priorities and deliver library programs.

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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

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WHY IS EDGE IMPORTANT

FOR PUBLIC LIBARIES?

  • Opportunity to FOCUS on technology in library
  • 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 value of the public library in strengthening communities

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TIMELINE

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HOW THIS WILL WORK

  • Registration begins on January 22, 2014, all libraries should go to www.libraryedge.org:
    • Click on sign up
    • Select their library from the drop down menu
    • Enter contact information, certify authorization as representative for library, submit form
    • Library will receive verification email and link to workbook
  • Within 10 business days they will receive activation link to log on and begin assessment. They must click on link within 14 days, or the account will be deleted.
  • Update your Library Profile
  • Take the Assessment – Complete by March 24, 2014
  • View Results and Reports
  • View Recommendations
  • Create and Manage Action Plan

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EDGE BENCHMARKS VERSION 1.0

  • 11 benchmarks to assess public access technology services across three main areas

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ASSESSMENT WORKBOOK

  • The Edge Assessment Workbook will assist you will collecting information needed to complete the Online Assessment

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BENCHMARK 9

  • Benchmark 9: Libraries have sufficient devices and bandwidth to accommodate user demand.
  • Information entered into the library profile will automatically produce required calculations

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THE EDGE TOOLKIT INCLUDES:

  • The Benchmarks Version 1.0
  • Assessment Tool for collecting and reporting library data
  • Resource Guide and Case Studies for identifying ways to strengthen the library
  • Training for public library staff
  • Communication Tools for promoting your work with Edge
  • Executive Tool for engaging key community leaders

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ONLINE TOOLS - DASHBOARD

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ONLINE TOOLS - ASSESSMENT

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ONLINE TOOLS – RECOMMENDATIONS/ACTIONS

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ONLINE TOOL-Helpful Tips/Things To Know

  • Use printed out assessment workbook to collect data ahead of time; filling it out before starting the online assessment. This will save time and headaches!
  • Invite staff to participate in filling out the workbook and for discussion.
  • Selecting the browser back button will exit you from the application.
  • You have 60 days after you take the assessment to go back and modify answers.
  • You can’t jump around, must complete the online assessment in order.
  • If you answer YES to a question, it must be an absolute YES.

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COMMUNICATION TOOLS

  • Message set
  • Edge Social Media Content
  • Edge Web Content
  • PPT slides
  • Fact sheet

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PENNSYLVANIA’S EDGE SUPPORT

  • http://www.webjunction.org/partners/pennsylvania/
  • Select Resources
  • Select Edge

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YOUR SUPPORT TEAM

  • From the Urban Libraries Council:
  • (the lead agency for the Edge Initiative)
  • Jake Cowan, Senior Program Manager
  • Lourdes Aceves, Project Manager
  • Alison Saffold, Senior Communications Manager
  • Colleen Bragiel, Project Manager – Media and Marketing
  • From the State Library of Pennsylvania:
  • Stacey Aldrich, State Librarian
  • Susan Pannebaker, Library Advisor
  • Diana Megdad, Library Advisor

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EDGE SUPPORT CONTACTS

  • EDGE SUPPORT CENTER
  • Go directly to http://support.libraryedge.org/support/home
  • create support requests
  • access a knowledge base and a content repository
  • Support requests will be acknowledged immediately with an automated email message with an initial (manual) response within 1 business day. More complicated requests may take longer to resolve.
  • STATE LIBRARY CONTACTS
      • Diana Megdad Susan Pannebaker
      • EMAIL: dmegdad@pa.govEMAIL: spannebake@pa.gov
      • PHONE: 717-787-3124 PHONE: 717-214-4047

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USING RESULTS

  • Review results
  • Identify areas to improve
  • Plan for action

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Q AND A

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