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Thursday, April 19 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Small and Rural Libraries Creating the Future

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Edge helps public libraries better serve their communities through improved public technology services. The Edge Toolkit is based on a national set of benchmarks for public libraries to evaluate their technology services and includes resources, recommendations, and tools for strategic planning and community engagement. This session will feature small and rural libraries that have used Edge to identify low-cost and no-cost ways to assess their community needs, improve their library’s technology, establish partnerships, and plan for the future. The panel will also share how they communicated with their local leaders about new or improved technology services and support their local economy, workforce, and strong communities.


Lourdes Aceves

Senior Program Manager, Edge Initiative
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Darci Hanning

Technology Development Consultant, State Library of Oregon

Sherri Lemhouse

Library Director, Brownsville Community Library

Aaron Novinger

Technology & Library Promotion Librarian, Oregon City Public Library
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Erin Wells

Library Director, Milton-Freewater Public Library

Thursday April 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Wilder Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA