This one-day educational seminar brings 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. Envision the 21st century library as it moves from a warehouse of material to a place that enables content creation at every age and spaces for collaboration, contemplation, and education.
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. And for those seeking even more inspiration, our hosts will be offering a tour of local libraries on the day before the event.
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 that will open the door to a new world of possibilities for your library and community. Space is limited to 100 attendees so sign up today!
DATE Friday May 4th, TIME 9 AM-6:30 PM MST
LOCATION Denver Central Library 10 W. Fourteenth Ave Denver, CO 80204
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:
THURSDAY, MAY 3RD Library Tours: 12:00 pm-5:30 pm Denver Public Library has partnered with Anythink Libraries, Douglas County Libraries and the Arapahoe Library District to offer two very diverse tours of contemporary libraries that have been regionally and nationally recognized for their pioneering of library design and services. Both tours will return to the award winning Michael Graves designed Denver Central Library for a Colorado style reception and tours of the just recently updated library.
Tours will be led by the librarians and architects involved in the design and operation of the respective facilities. 30 passenger buses will depart Denver Central Library promptly at 12 Noon on May 3, 2012, one bus leaving for the “Anythink/Family” tour and the other bus leaving for the “Retail Therapy” tour. A box lunch will be provided on each bus.
Participants can choose either tour but must sign up in advance as space is limited to 30 per tour. Those wishing to follow by auto can download the following itinerary, do not need to RSVP, and simply meet the bus at the respective facilities.
RSVPs must be forwarded to Josephine Teodosijeva by email or by phone at 720-865-2008.
All bus participants must meet near the main information services desk on the first floor of the Denver Central Library by 11:45 AM. Buses will depart promptly at 12 Noon.
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FRIDAY, MAY 4TH Design Institute: 9:00-6:00 pm Registration includes breakfast, lunch, educational panels, expert presentations, group breakout sessions, and closing cocktail reception.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS Library Journal has secured a group rate starting at $149/night (double) for 5/3 and 5/4 (+ applicable city and hotel taxes) at the following hotel:
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel 1550 Court Place Denver, CO 80202
Single & Double: $149
Deadline to receive this rate is April 3. Book your room today by calling 888-627-8405 (and mention “Library Journal Design Institute”).