The Future of Library Design

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  • The Future of Library Design
    Physical Libraries in the Digital Information Landscape



    September 17 - 19, 2020
    Harvard University Campus

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Dates: September 17 - 19, 2020
Location: Harvard University Campus
CEUs: 21 AIA/CES (HSW) | 21 AICP/CM
Tuition: $1,950

Program Description

Explore emerging models and evolving changes in library environments and how changes in service and information technology influence library facility design. Intended for architects and librarians, library staff, and trustees, this comprehensive course examines the role of the physical library in the changing digital information landscape.

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Program activities include lectures, discussions, team-based library planning and design exercises, virtual tours of distant libraries and actual tours of new local libraries, and the evaluation of recent and proposed new library designs. Program topics include: new models, new service goals, library programming and planning considerations; space planning standards; library zoning for program functional adjacencies and synergies, building community support, and sustainable design/LEED for libraries.

The course covers the theoretical and the practical in an interactive and participatory class format. Reviews of cutting edge systems and emerging library trends are balanced with an examination of the process, budget, and standards required to bring a project's cutting edge conceptual goals, whether in new construction, renovation, or expansion.

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Who Should Attend

Architects, Interior Designers, Contractors, Urban Planners, Librarians, Library Staff, and Library Trustees/Commissioners

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Learning Objectives

  • Interpret emerging trends in library design and library interiors.
  • Recognize the impact of new developments in information technology and equipment.
  • Understanding of the process of working with library consultants, architects, and contractors.
  • Awareness of library programming and planning considerations; space planning standards; program functional adjacencies, synergies, and library zoning.
  • Apply sustainable design/LEED strategies for libraries.

Course - Testimonial - Planning and Design of Public Libraries

"So great to have library professionals complement the architects."

"[Jeff Hoover] is very detailed and loves to challenge his students in order to foster good feedback for future design use."

Course - FLD Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers (2020)


Joseph Bocchiaro III, Ph.D., CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C
Principal, The Sextant Group

Bill Browning
Founding Partner, Terrapin Bright Green

Jim Cooper
Director, Salt Lake County Libraries

Morgan Miller
Director, Cecil County Public Library

Sarah Meilleur
Director of Service Delivery, Calgary Public Library

Andrew Pearson
Library Director, Bridgewater College

Shannon Wray, CID, IIDA, LEED AP
Associate, Quinn Evans Architects

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The Future of Library Design
Physical Libraries in the Digital Information Landscape
Dates: September 17 - 19, 2020
Location: Harvard University Campus
CEUs: 21 AIA/CES (HSW) | 21 AICP/CM
Tuition: $1,950

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