Finding the Edge: Utilizing Edge Data as a Catalyst for Change


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Description:

Prior to this webinar, which meets for two 2-hour sessions on consecutive days, attendees will review the Edge Theory of Change: http://www.libraryedge.org/research-knowledge/theory-of-change

As the data collection phase of the Edge Initiative comes to a close, it is important for state library staff to come together to review how that data can be used to facilitate change at the local level.

On day one, state library staff will explore data and results from Edge--with case studies and examples from Edge libraries--and extrapolate some ideas for change that local libraries can apply to their own Edge outcomes, and how these changes will have a positive impact on communities.

Day two will begin with a review and discussion of the Edge Theory of Change, what it means, and how it can be applied as libraries begin to move from data collection to action planning. Next, State Library Agency staff will participate in a review and discussion of how preview/soft launch libraries in their states are thinking about and applying what they have learned from Edge to bring about change, how the Theory of Change can be applied to those planning activities, and how State Library Agencies can help to foster and support change at the local level with an action planning activity.

After this class, state library staff will:

• Review Edge results and comparative data and extrapolate ideas for change
• Understand the Edge Theory of Change
• Assist libraries in using Edge data to actively plan for change based on Edge outcomes













Notes:

Prior to this webinar, which meets for two 2-hour sessions on consecutive days, attendees will review the Edge Theory of Change: http://www.libraryedge.org/research-knowledge/theory-of-change