Academic Library Planning and Revitalization
|Event Date/Time: Mar 07, 2011||End Date/Time: Mar 09, 2011|
How do changes in learning theory, technology, and use patterns translate into program and design choices when renovating or building academic libraries? Whether an institution is planning a renovation or a new library building, revitalizing the library as a learning space is a complex endeavor, requiring knowledge of library users' space needs and research-driven design, as well as a commitment to involving multiple stakeholders throughout the campus.
This hands-on event will provide you with an integrated and practical approach to library planning and design.
* Analyze the latest in library design and learning space theory
* Investigate the fundamentals of library master planning
* Explore a variety of student services found in libraries
* Uncover processes for working with project stakeholders and promoting campus involvement
A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO LIBRARY REVITALIZATION
The conference will be organized by the five phases of library revitalization: vision and discovery, planning and programming, design, renovation, and operation. The most attention will be paid to the vision, planning, and design portions.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Library deans and directors, senior associates, and others involved in the library planning process, such as facilities or development administrators, will learn how to approach a library planning project.
Because this institute invites attendees to establish criteria for design decisions, institutions will benefit from sending a planning committee to the event. If your library planning committee has not been defined, an effective institutional team may consist of the dean or director of libraries, the primary advocate for the library project, and other stakeholders from the library, academic affairs, and facilities management.