Schedule of Events
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Charleston Public Library will host a half-day bus tour to nearby branches and other locations on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Information about the tour & and sign-up are available here.
Friday, October 21, 2016
9:00-9:30 AM: Registration, Breakfast and Networking
9:30-9:45 AM: Welcoming Remarks
9:45-10:45 AM: Architect/Librarian Panel I: Inside the Box
Ideas for renovation and retrofitting spaces (as well as interior spaces in new building), including customer-centric spaces, spaces in small libraries, early learning, crossover learning, and interactive learning spaces, maker and tech spaces, flexible spaces, and so on.
10:45-11:00 AM: Break
11:00 AM-12:30 PM: Breakout Sessions Featuring Real-Life Library Design “Challenges”
12:45-1:45 PM: Lunch
2:00-3:00 PM: Architect/Librarian Panel II: Before It’s Real–or Pre-PreDesign
What you should know to get a project off the ground, including needs assessment, funding, the political environment, communicating with stakeholders, and other steps in early planning efforts. Architects will share their expertise and experiences.
3:00-3:15 PM: Break
3:15-4:15 PM: Speed Sessions: An Opportunity to Interact One-on-One with Architects and Product Vendors
4:15-5:30 PM: Closing Reception/Networking