In Partnership With


Nashville Public Library

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HastingsHastings Architecture Associates, LLC, founded in 1985, is comprised of over 50 professionals with diverse academic backgrounds from some of the top architecture and interior design programs in the United States.  The firm has been recognized regionally and locally for progressive design and forward thinking. The firm has developed expertise over the past 30 years in commercial, academic and community projects each with a philosophy of sustainability woven into them. Hastings was recently ranked 27th in the United States by Architect Magazine’s TOP 50 annual listing of the top firms.  This is the second consecutive year Hastings has made this prestigious list.Comprehensive services offered by the firm are architecture, interior design, planning and sustainability consulting services.



HBM Architects provides innovative library planning and design services using a collaborative process that speaks to our clients’ vision and the unique character of their community.  Our work with libraries reflects attention to detail, sustainable solutions, and forward thinking concepts that embrace the evolution of how we communicate, how we learn, and how we create.



Margaret Sullivan StudioFounded in 2014, Margaret Sullivan Studio is a full service design firm with a focus on civic and cultural institutions, quickly becoming a national leader in the visioning, programming and interior design of libraries of the 21st century.  Utilizing customer-based service design principles coupled with strategic goals of the institution to develop programs and interior design concepts, the Studio works with the most innovative librarians in the country to re-envision and transform the public library.  The Studio’s approach is holistic, considering all aspects of public library service design.



MSRMSR has provided architecture and interior design services for more than 200 libraries across the country. Highlighted projects include the reimagined Madison Public Library Central Library (a 2015 Library Journal New Landmark Library), new Louisville Free Public Library Southwest Regional Library, and conversion of an abandoned Walmart store into McAllen Public Library’s new Main Library (winner of a national AIA Honor Award and an ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Best Overall Award). MSR library principals regularly speak at ALA, PLA, and IFLA conferences, as well as leading design challenges and serving as panelists at Library Journal Design Institute events. Our website is:


OPNOPN was founded in 1979 and is led by Principals Daniel Thies, Steven Knierim, Bradd Brown, Terry Gebard, David Sorg, Roger Worm, Richard Seely and Wesley Reynolds with offices in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, Iowa, and Madison, Wisconsin. OPN is a regional, knowledge-based design firm, comprised of 100+ talented individuals engaged in open collaboration. Our practice is built upon strong relationships—with our clients and each other—and a commitment to doing what we say we’ll do. As a firm we are committed to the highest standards of professional practice and we enjoy the process and results of creating architecture that exceeds our clients’ expectations.




3 Branch3branch is an innovator and creator of valuable product designs that serve specific needs to library and learning institutions. The 3branch portfolio consists of products that effectively merchandise collections, flexible in application and activity based for hands-on learning. Products are designed using the highest quality materials to deliver long-lasting use in public settings. A wide range of custom capabilities and product features make 3branch products an ideal fit into any environment.



AnodeAnode is a digital creative studio that believes a library is the epicenter of a community and the genesis for inspiring lifelong learners. We design and develop interactive patron experiences and digital media installations that enhance the physical library space by integrating into the architecture and energy of the building. Our hands-on, digital stories blend the beautiful with the practical–from guiding patrons to find that next great read to helping communities learn from their shared past as they look toward the future.



DemcoDemco not only offers the supplies you depend on, but also provides essential resources to connect with your community. Gain access to innovative library programs, software, space solutions and more.




EsteyEstey® is an industry leader in library shelving.  Known for high-quality, long-lasting products, it has been a trusted brand in library shelving for over 50 years.  With multiple design styles and endless configurations, Estey can meet any library’s needs, big or small.  Estey is the library shelving brand within the Tennsco Corporation.  Tennsco Corporation is a state-of-the-art manufacturing company, specializing in steel office and industrial products.  With a focus on quality and service, as well as having one of the most comprehensive product lines, Tennsco is a clear leader in the industry.




IngramWe value the respective roles that public and school libraries play in our communities. Ingram Library Services® offers public and K-12 libraries the broadest inventory of content, with access to over 13 million titles and a broad range of products and services. Through our easy selection and ordering tools, customized cataloging and processing offerings, and expertly managed Collection Development programs and services, we are uniquely positioned to support the libraries of today and of the future.



TechlogicTech Logic focuses exclusively on serving libraries. As a caring industry pioneer, we serve all patrons and staff by offering the most innovative and reliable solutions for your library. Our truly American designed and manufactured products transform the tedium associated with material handling & automation, patron self-service, security systems, education technology, and mobile device management. Tech Logic delivers streamlined, cost-effective and people centric patented products and processes enhancing the user experience for all members of your community.



Friday, December 4, 2015

9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219

Renaissance Nashville Hotel
611 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN, 37203

Rate: $219 USD per night, single occupancy
Cutoff date: Nov 11, 2015
Book online: Click Here
Group Block: Library Journal
Phone: 678-695-9131


Roy Futterman
Advertising Director