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NCompass Live: EDGE: Connecting Technology and Community - Online 


After two years in development, the Edge Initiative launched earlier this year and library leaders are already sharing how Edge has helped them connect with their local government officials, build community partnerships and align their strategic goals with community priorities. Join us to learn how using Edge will help you make strategic decisions about technology services and connect more closely with your community.

Edge, a professional management and leadership tool, gives libraries a look into their local data, from operations to partnerships and programming. It guides library leaders in assessing how their community is using technology and how to align future growth and services with community goals. It also provides useful resources to package and showcase the data to community leaders.

Presenters: Lourdes Aceves, Senior Program Manager, Edge Initiative and Dr. Molly Kinney, Mifflin County Library, Lewistown, PA.

Lourdes Aceves is the new Senior Program Manager for the Edge Initiative at the Urban Libraries Council. She managed the development of a robust online toolkit that helps library staff use the Edge benchmarks in strategic and technology planning, as well as in strengthening partnerships with local leaders. She leads her organization's engagement efforts with the library field through manning the Edge Support Center and leading other engagement efforts. Lourdes' background in project management spans the for-profit, non-profit, and government sectors, including helping launch the Illinois' Hardest Hit Fund Program (HHF), a federal foreclosure prevention program for the development of locally-tailored programs to assist struggling homeowners, serving for the U.S. State Department in Serbia, and working on the corporate security team for United Airlines post-9/11.

NCompass Live is broadcast live on Wednesdays, from 10am - 11am Central Time. Convert to your time zone on the Official U.S. Time website or use the World Clock Time Zone Converter. In the Time Zone Converter, NCompass Live is broadcast from U.S.A - Nebraska - Lincoln.

Sessions are recorded for anyone who may want to see them again or who cannot attend them at the scheduled time. Registration is not required to view the archived recordings.

NCompass Live is presented online using the GoToWebinar online meeting service. GoToWebinar login instructions are sent to registered attendees after registration for a session has closed. The Registration End date is listed on each session page, but usually closes on the Monday night before the date of the session. Please see the NLC Online Sessions webpage for detailed information about GoToWebinar, including system requirements, firewall permissions, and equipment requirements for computer speakers and microphones. 

Class Format
Date Time
6/18/2014 10am - 11am  (Central Time)
No Charge
Molly Kinney Lourdes Aceves
CE Hours
Capacity Available Seats
1000 964
Registration Starts Registration Ends
5/16/2014 6/16/2014
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa Burns
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
Nebraska Library Commission
Registration Closed