Join us in Salt Lake City for a day-long seminar focusing on the new face of the library.

Hosted by Library Journal in partnership with Salt Lake City Public Library and Salt Lake County Library, this newest installment of our highly acclaimed library building and design event will bring you the latest design thinking to insure that your libraries remain vital community learning and gathering spaces.Come together with librarians, architects, and vendors to explore topics such as sustainable operations and building, flexible space and maker spaces, co-location and urban renewal, and much more.

Whether you’re renovating, retrofitting, or building anew, whatever your budget, you’ll find ideas, information, and inspiration.This full-day event provides expert panel discussions with librarians and architects on pressing topics and trends in library space and design as well as a special panel focusing on the latest product offerings. Attendees have hands on time in a small group architect-led breakout session dealing with real-life design challenges submitted in advance by fellow attendees. There will also be plenty of face time and networking opportunities with architects, furniture and equipment vendors, and colleagues.And you’ll have the opportunity to take an optional tour of area libraries hosted by Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County libraries on May 15 from 12:00-5:00 pm preceding the May 16 seminar.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Optional bus tour of Salt Lake City
and Salt Lake County libraries.
Details coming soon!
Friday, May 16, 2014
9:00 – 9:30 am Registration, Coffee, Exhibits and Networking
9:30 – 10:45 am Welcome and Expert Panel I
11:00 – 12:15 pm Architect Design Challenge Breakout Sessions
12:15 – 1:30 pm Lunch and Networking
1:30 – 2:30 pm Product and Furniture Showcase Panel
2:30 – 3:30 pm Expert Panel II
3:30 – 4:00 pm Networking and Exhibits
4:00 – 4:45 pm Build/Design Open Forum
4:45 – 5:00 pm Closing Remarks
5:00 – 6:00 pm Reception
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Architectural NexusArchitectural Nexus works with library directors and administrators to seek, discover and create uniquely designed community libraries. We explore the characteristics, challenges and people that are your community. Our architectural designers lead you and your community in a process of discovery, conducting public outreach, planning and designing your community’s library. Library design is an area of expertise and focus for Architectural Nexus. We seek out opportunities to plan and design modern public libraries. Architectural Nexus, with offices in Utah and California, provides expertise and service throughout the Western United States.
Blalock and Partners Blalock & Partners offers a full-service, collaborative approach to all projects. Drawing on a diverse background and layers of expertise in architecture, interiors, programming and master planning, the firm does not distinguish between interior and exterior design. Rather, team members promote design ideas that allow the solutions to seamlessly evolve from exterior to interior; from large scale master plans and site developments to sensitive additions, renovations and adaptive re-use.
BrodartBrodart Contract Furniture offers high quality furniture for libraries of all scopes and sizes. Meticulously crafted and warranted for an industry–leading 25 years of dependable use, Brodart’s furniture can be customized to complement an existing layout or inspire a new setting. Not sure where to start? The Brodart team offers personal consultations and layout services to make your vision a reality.
Demco InteriorsDemco provides solutions to libraries and schools to help them meet the needs of their customers. From everyday supplies, to innovative library spaces, our unique family of brands provides the products and services you need to create an imaginative learning environment that’s full of possibilities.
Holzman Moss Bottino ArchitectureHolzman Moss Bottino Architecture is a national architectural and interior design firm specializing in the design of evocative library buildings. Our firm’s three partners have collaborated for over 20 years and share a personal, hands-on approach to each project uncommon in a national design firm. We have planned and designed more than 65 libraries, totaling over 7 million gross square feet. Whether conceiving 21st Century facilities, adapting outdated buildings, or renovating historic landmarks, our desire to exceed client expectations motivates us to remain knowledgeable of current library operations.
Humphries Poli ArchitectsThe re-imagination of the re-crafting of libraries to nurture and encourage active use by the community members presents tremendous challenges and yet manifests much greater opportunities. It takes a special team of designers, a team with imagination, vision, passion and deep expertise to quickly address the challenges while simultaneously celebrate the opportunities. Humphries Poli Architects is uniquely qualified and is the only firm to inherently embrace all of these attributes. We have been highly acclaimed for our work in creating over 70 libraries that inspire, comfort, and play while concurrently meeting the practical needs of budget, schedule, and function.
MSRMSR has provided architecture and interior design services for 190 libraries across the country. Highlighted projects include the renovation and expansion of Madison Public Library’s Central Library, 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), and renovation and expansion of Ramsey County Library’s Roseville Library (named a 2011 Library Journal New Landmark Library). MSR library principals regularly speak at ALA and PLA conferences, as well as leading design challenges and serving as panelists at Library Journal Design Institute events.
OPN ArchitectsOPN Architects is a regional, knowledge-driven design firm based in the Midwest. At OPN, we are passionate library advocates. We believe that all libraries, big and small, urban and rural, can be beautiful, efficient to operate, and flexible to meet the changing needs of a community. Our latest project – a downtown library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa – re-envisions the library as a community-hub where the city gathers to learn, collaborate and celebrate.
PV Supa P.V. Supa develops and produces high value added self-service applications for libraries and offers complementary products and services.The new self-service technology that P.V.Supa provides will form an essential element of their ongoing efforts to improve and develop the services offered to all customers.P.V.Supa aims to be a strategic partner with their customers and partners. P.V.Supa develops self-check applications for their customers’ existing platform technology. By focusing on selected business and R&D projects in which a company can achieve superior expertise P.V.Supa offer highly significant added-value to their customers.P.V.Supa is a privately held company established 1996 and employs 40 people in 5 countries.
TechlogicTech Logic is the leading provider of Automated Material Handling systems, material return drops, and barcode and RFID check-in and check-out systems. Our material handling systems are designed to meet the needs of libraries of all sizes, and can be customized for any space. Tech Logic has also introduced MediaSurfer, the kiosk that lends iPads! Check out all of Tech Logic’s patented advantages to see why our products are the top choice. Tech Logic designs, manufactures, delivers, installs, maintains, and services all of its systems right here in the US.





Friday, May 16, 2014


9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Salt Lake City Public Library
Main Library
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Hotel Information:
Little America Salt Lake City
500 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
$139 per night/800-281-7899
Cut off to receive rate:
April 24, 2014

Roy Futterman
Advertising Director