Library Journal Design Institute Friday, May 10, 2013

Join us at Seattle Central Library for a day-long seminar on reimagining public library spaces in a digital world.Hosted by Library Journal in partnership with two award-winning institutions, The Seattle Public Library and King County Library System, this latest installment of our highly acclaimed library building design event will address the challenges libraries face in reconfiguring their spaces to accommodate changing user needs as ebooks and other e-resources expand.Come together with librarians, architects, and vendors to explore topics such as: creating experiences that will draw walk-ins to the library, repurposing existing space as print collections and staff shrink, designing spaces for different types of use and different users–and doing it all within budgets constraints.


“I was looking for creative, out of the box ideas – and I got it!”

“Great session with many good ideas! Felt creative”


The Design Institute will provide face time with architects, furniture and equipment vendors, and colleagues, as well as the opportunity to participate in one of the architect-led breakout sessions dealing with real-life design challenges submitted in advance by attendees. Following the breakouts, participating architects will present “takeaways” from the design challenges, and for those seeking even more inspiration, Seattle Public Library and King County Library System will host a tour of local libraries the day before the event.


Tour Information
The King County Library System (KCLS), Seattle Public Library (SPL) and Seattle University have teamed up to present tours of local libraries on the day preceding the Design Institute.

Time: 12:00 to 6:00 pm on Thursday, May 9th.
Location: Pick-up (12:00 pm) and drop-off (6:00 pm) will occur at the Fifth Avenue entrance of the Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave. (206-386-4636; www.spl.org)

Participants will have the opportunity to choose between two tours. Each tour can accommodate a maximum of 30 people. Box lunches will be provided on the bus.

Tour 1: Sammamish Branch (KCLS), Newcastle Branch (KCLS), Douglass-Truth Branch (SPL) and Seattle University Library.

Tour 2: Kenmore Branch (KCLS), Lake Forest Park Branch (KCLS), Broadview Branch (SPL), University Branch (SPL) and the Seattle University Library.

Staff members from KCLS, The Seattle Public Library and Seattle University will be on hand to answer questions and showcase building features.


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Tour Information
The King County Library System (KCLS), Seattle Public Library (SPL) and Seattle University have teamed up to present tours of local libraries on the day preceding the Design Institute.Time: 12:00 to 6:00 pm on Thursday, May 9th.

Location: Pick-up (12:00 pm) and drop-off (6:00 pm) will occur at the Fifth Avenue entrance of the Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave. (206-386-4636; www.spl.org)

Participants will have the opportunity to choose between two tours. Each tour can accommodate a maximum of 30 people. Box lunches will be provided on the bus.

Tour 1: Sammamish Branch (KCLS), Newcastle Branch (KCLS), Douglass-Truth Branch (SPL) and Seattle University Library.

Tour 2: Kenmore Branch (KCLS), Lake Forest Park Branch (KCLS), Broadview Branch (SPL), University Branch (SPL) and the Seattle University Library. Staff members from KCLS, The Seattle Public Library and Seattle University will be on hand to answer questions and showcase building features.


Friday, May 10, 2013

9:30-10:00am Registration and Breakfast
10:00-10:15am Welcome Remarks
10:15-11:15am Panel: The Reconfigured Library: Reimagining Space as Book Collections Shrink (and staffing remains steady or declines—whether building anew or working with existing facilities).
Moderator
: Marcellus Turner, Director, Seattle Public Library, WA
Panelists
:Carson Block, former IT Director, Poudre River Public Library District, CO, CarsonBlock Consulting
Becca Cavell, THA Architecture
Dennis Humphries, Humphries Poli ArchitectsKevin Kane, SHKS Architects John Popko, University Librarian, Seattle University, WAPanel topics include the impact on space configuration of new service models and shared spaces; of collection shifts including space for community created items; of integrating print and ebooks; right-sizing projects (e.g., children’s and teen spaces, study spaces, maker spaces, meeting spaces, media labs; flexibility; dealing with small facilities; digital displays; daylighting views).
11:15-11:30 am Break
11:30am-1:00pm Design Challenge Breakout Sessions
Douglas County Libraries, CO
Led by Humphries Poli Architects
Spokane County Library District, WA Led by THA
Sedro-Woolley Public Library, WA Led by MS&R
Sno-Isle Libraries, WA Led by SHKS
Mount Vernon City Library, WA
Led by Dewberry
Palmyra Public Library Led by Tappe Associates
1:00-2:00pm Lunch and Networking
3:00-4:00pm Design Challenge Takeaways: Lessons Learned from the Design Challenge Breakouts
4:00-4:30pm Networking and Exhibits
4:30-5:30pm Panel: The Magnetic Library: Building the User Experience: How do library spaces remain vital as digital delivery expands?
Moderator: Bill Ptacek, Director, King County Library System, WA
Panelists
:Jeff Hoover, Tappe AssociatesTraci Lesneski, MS&R Adrianne Ralph, Public Services Facilities, Design Coordinator, King County Library SystemDenelle Wrightson, DewberryPanel topics include making the library an exciting place, designing for walk-ins, bringing users back; hands on learning, interactivity, maker spaces and more; the i-commons in public libraries; the “wow” factor; libraries as literacy center; impact of local demographics on design.
5:30-6:30pm Reception and Networking
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
FOR THIS EVENT


DATE
Friday, May 10, 2013
TIME
9 AM – 7 PM

LOCATION
The Seattle Public Library
Central Library

1000 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
www.spl.org


HOTEL BLOCK
W hotel
1112 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA
(walking distance to the library)
Call: 888-627-8552
Group name: Library Journal

Rate: $199.00
single/double per night
Hotel cut-off date: April 18, 2013



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DewberryDewberry offers a full range of architectural, engineering and planning solutions. With more than 220 public and academic library projects across the United States, our national organization ensures our team has the qualifications, experience, and responsiveness to deliver the best project for the specific needs of your community.


Humphries Poli ArchitectsHumphries Poli Architects, AIA Western Mountain Region Firm of the Year, has been shaking the stacks of libraries across the West for nearly 20 years. Our libraries are inspired; we have done away with Dewey, found the intersection of iPlanes and ePlanes, and stomped out carbon footprints. All of our libraries demonstrate that, at Humphries Poli, “anythink” is possible.


MS&RMS&R has provided architecture and interior design services for more than 170 libraries across the country. Highlighted projects include the conversion of an abandoned Walmart store into McAllen Public Library’s new Main Library, which recently won a national AIA Honor Award and an ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Best Overall Award.


SHKSElevating the Essential; Lively engagement results in extraordinary places. SHKS Architects finds elegance in necessity, elevating the core principles of each unique site and building project to reflect our clients’ aspirations. Through collaboration, care, craft, and discovery, we reveal architecture’s inherent optimism, contributing to our local community and to the global stewardship of natural and built environments.


THA ArchitectureTHA Architecture creates places that strengthen communities and enhance the lives of those they serve. Designing libraries since 1983, each of our 30 library projects respond distinctively to their unique communities and diverse needs. THA celebrates our connection to the natural world and protects the earth’s resources in our designs and business practices.



Tappé Associates is an award-winning architectural firm of 20 design professionals, creating compelling library environments for more than 30 years. We are large enough to take on complex projects and aggressive schedules but small enough to give careful personal attention to each one. We have an extensive record of completed library projects and are considered “thought leaders” in library planning and design, often invited to speak at conferences. We are proud of the recent design awards we have received, reflecting positively on the design excellence on all of our projects.


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