Constructing the Future Library: Architectural and Digital Considerations

Oct. 12, 2011
Location: Online Only

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ALCTS webinar: Constructing the Future Library: Architectural and Digital Considerations

Date: October 12, 2011
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: Libraries continue to be built and renovated due to the continuous changes in IT, changes in the expectations 
of their users and in response to the importance of the library as place. These three influences and the impact of these 
changes on space and the design of the modern library will be explored using examples and images.
This webinar is based on a presentation made at the 2011 ALCTS Midwinter Symposium, Beams & Bytes.

Learning Outcomes: 
- to gain techniques to utilize both public and private spaces effectively
- to think about the relationship between space and function to maximize

Audience: Library staff in all types and sizes of libraries and at all levels of the organization with an interest in 
creating efficient and effective workspaces. 

Jeffrey Hoover is an architect with Boston-based Tappe Associates. He specializes in programming, planning and design of 
learning environments, with particular focus on libraries, as well as master plans and feasibility studies for colleges and 
universities. He is actively involved with architectural conferences and symposiums throughout the country, speaking on 
topics that include future libraries, historic renovations and additions, and the influence of technology on the practice 
of architecture. Since 1999 he has been an instructor for Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design’s Office of 
Executive Education, teaching Library Planning and Design. Hoover regularly presents seminars and lectures for the annual 
Traditional Building Conference, for American Library Association national conferences, for the New England Library 
Association Conference, and the Boston Society of Architects Annual Convention. He has been frequently quoted in Library 
Journal and Library-by-Design relative to emerging trends and innovations in library planning and design. An active member 
of the Library Leadership & Management Association’s Buildings & Equipment Section, Architecture for Public Libraries 
Committee since 2001, Hoover served as the committee’s chair for 2009/2010. 

Denelle Wrightson is the Director of Library Architecture at PSA-Dewberry, where she has worked for 16 years; she had 13 
year experience prior to joining PSA-Dewberry. Throughout her 29 year career, Wrightson has specialized in the planning and 
design of libraries. She has served as Principal-In-Charge, Project Manager, Planner, Programmer, Designer and/or Interior 
Designer for more than 150 library projects. This experience, coupled with six years of employment in libraries has 
provided her with a unique understanding of user needs. Wrightson is a member of the American Institute of Architects and 
is also in national and local library associations including the Public Library Association and the Library Leadership & 
Management Association. She serves on the LLAMA/BES Architecture for Public Libraries Committee and has participated in a 
number of Library Journal’s Design Institutes as both a presenter and panelist. 

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