Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Tour Information

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




Friday, October 21, 2016

9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Charleston County Public Library
68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Courtyard Charleston Historic District
125 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
866-744-4997 or 843-805-7900
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Past Design Institutes

Bozeman, MT 2016
Nashville, TN 2015
San Diego, CA 2015

Boston, MA 2014
Salt Lake City, UT 2014