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NCompass Live: EDGE: Connecting Technology and Community - Recorded Online Session 


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.

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Class Format
Recorded Online Session
Date Recorded Length
6/18/2014 67 minutes
No Charge
Molly Kinney Lourdes Aceves
CE Hours
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa Burns
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
Nebraska Library Commission