Edinburgh City Libraries' Edge Conference to take place from 14-15 March 2024.

by Keira Brown
Communications, Edinburgh
City of Literature Trust

11 March 2024

Hosted by Edinburgh City Libraries, the Edge Conference is an opportunity to share good practice and discuss future developments in library services.

The Edge Conference brings together change managers, leaders in information services, shared services, engagement, and regeneration, to share and develop best practice in library services from around the world.

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.

This year's programme covers a range of interesting topics: from 'Prevention and Early Intervention', to 'The Future – Libraries and Wellbeing'; from talking AI, to exploring the digital future for libraries. There is plenty to discuss and learn across the two days.

You can find out more about the Edge Conference, its programme, and booking your tickets over on their website.

The EDGE Conference is happening Thursday 14th March and Friday 15th March 2024 at The Radisson Blu, Royal Mile, Edinburgh with the account profile @edinedge and hashtag #EDGE2024.

Edinburgh City Libraries

There are currently 28 public libraries in Edinburgh, as well as a mobile library service which offers a window to the full range of library services. The city's libraries are a fantastic resource, providing access to a variety of titles, free e-book services, online courses, reading sessions for under fives, musical instrument loans, Macmillan Cancer Support, book groups, and much more. You can find out more about the fantastic services offered by Edinburgh's libraries and how to join on the website.