AFFIRMING THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER AND CREATIVITY OF LIBRARIES IN A CHANGING WORLD
The EDGE Team are delighted to announce this will be the 10th conference held by Edinburgh City Libraries. All the stops will be pulled out to make sure this is one of the best EDGE’s ever! Join us, as our line up will not disappoint!
EDGE is the premier development event for elected members, Chief Executives, Directors, Heads of Service, trustees, E-government and community professionals, library vendors, and others with an interest in libraries and information.
The Importance of EDGE
The Scottish Government believes it is vital that adequate library services are in place across Scotland. Libraries offer crucial support to help people help themselves – to support literacy, digital participation, learning, employability, health, culture and leisure. They can improve the quality of people’s lives and support them to engage in the democratic process. We are fully aware of the commitment that local authorities have to maintaining good quality, innovative library services and the City of Edinburgh Council is at the forefront of this, having developed the EDGE conference as an opportunity to share good practice and discuss future developments.
‘To paraphrase the great poet Apollinaire, whose centenary it is this year …
“Come to the edge,” we said. “We can’t, we’re afraid!” they responded. “Come to the edge,” we said. “We can’t, We will fall!” they responded. “Come to the edge,” we said. And so they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.”