Library Journal Design Institute

Nov. 11, 2011
Location: Burton Barr Central Library Phoenix, Arizona
Full Cost: Free!

Join Library Journal in Phoenix, AZ, for our tenth free Design Institute on November 11, 2011, cohosted in partnership with Phoenix, Maricopa County, and Scottsdale Public Libraries. This one-day educational seminar on library building and design will bring together leading architects, librarians, and vendors to address the challenges and opportunities we face in building anew, renovating, or upgrading existing buildings as we respond to changing user needs. We will envision the 21st century library and discuss how integrated building design can help make it happen. And we will explore creating interactive learning spaces for young children; tech-laden spaces for teens to help build their skills and create digital artifacts—from songs to videos to photography to blogs; and space to support adult group work, media presentations, publishing, and more.

The Design Institute gives participants the opportunity to network with vendors and colleagues as well as take part in two architect-led breakout sessions that deal with real-life design challenges submitted in advance by attendees. Beyond that, our cohosts will be offering a tour of local libraries on November 10, preceding the Design Institute. Several of these libraries have been designated New Landmark Libraries by LJ.

Nearly all attendees (91%) rated the previous Design Institute to be a very valuable/valuable seminar. The day is filled with thought-provoking and inspiring information on the future of library design and will open the door to a world of possibilities for your library and community. Space is limited to 100 attendees so sign up today!