Library Journal Design Institute Friday, November 8, 2013

Join us in St. Louis for a day-long seminar on reimagining library spaces in a digital world.

Hosted by Library Journal in partnership with St. Louis Public Library and St. Louis County Library, this latest installment of our highly acclaimed library building and design event will address the challenges libraries face in reconfiguring their spaces to accommodate changing user needs as ebooks and other digital resources expand and lifelong learning and literacy are ever more critical.Come together with librarians, architects, and vendors to explore topics such as stacks vs. public space, flexibility vs. structured design, designing for different demographics, retrofitting or rebuilding older buildings, and much more.

“I was looking for creative, out of the box ideas – and I got it!”

“Great session with many good ideas! Felt creative”

The Design Institute is a full day event that 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. Following the breakouts, participating architects will present “takeaways” from the design challenges. There will also be plenty of face time and networking opportunities with architects, furniture and equipment vendors, and colleagues.

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Afternoon Optional tour of library buildings of interest provided by St. Louis Public Library.
Friday, November 8, 2013
9:30-10:00 am Registration, breakfast and networking
10:00-10:15 am Welcome
10:15-11:15 am Architect/Librarian Panel 1
11:15-11:30 am Break
11:30 am-1:00 pm Breakout Session
1:00-2:00 pm Lunch
2:00-2:30 pm Product and furniture showcase
2:30-3:30 pm Design Challenge Takeaways
3:30-4:00 pm Networking
4:00-5:00 pm Architect/Librarian Panel 2
5:00-6:00pm Cocktail reception

Friday, November 8, 2013

9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

St. Louis Public Library
1415 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Hotel Information Sheraton St. Louis City Center
400 South 14th Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

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At Arcturis, we practice relationship based design. The foundation is our collaboration with the client. Together, we explore every dimension of the need beginning with the individual and scaling up to the level of the organization and community. Our team of architects and designers push the quality and innovation of the design in the context of every relationship it will sustain. The results are twofold: Built environments that inspire and serve people. And relationships with clients that build their organizations locally, nationally and globally. Believing that design has a social responsibility component, we are committed to sustainable practices and philanthropic activities that enhance our relationship with our communities and planet.

HBM Architects 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. HBM is currently providing planning and design services for library projects in Ohio, Kansas, Texas, Virginia, Missouri, Georgia, and Louisiana.

MSR MS&R has provided architecture and interior design services for more than 180 libraries across the country. Highlighted projects include the conversion of an abandoned Walmart store into McAllen Public Library’s new Main Library, which recently won a national AIA Honor Award and an ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Best Overall Award.

OPN Architects At OPN, we are passionate library advocates. We’ve designed dozens of libraries and we love to see the transformational effect they have on a community. OPN’s library reputation has been built up over twenty years and is based upon trust, open communication and creative approaches to design problems. Our latest library, which is pursuing LEED Platinum certification, is a community-hub that does away with the circulation desk and gets patrons and staff engaging with each other and collaborating to discover new ways to use their library. We believe that all libraries, big and small, urban and rural, can be beautiful, contextual, efficient to operate, and flexible to meet the changing needs of a community.

Sapp Design
At Sapp Design Associates Architects, we are committed to creating libraries of lasting social value. With our 27+ years of experience our team can provide adaptable spaces capable of accommodating the ever-changing market of mass-media and research. Our publications and design awards are a reflection of our collaborative approach to integrating design and technology.

AGATI Furniture AGATI designs, engineers and manufactures finely crafted and timeless furniture. Quality pieces and complete collections are tailored to meet the functional, aesthetic and technological needs of libraries and their patrons. Choose AGATI for nationally recognized design, service, quality and performance.

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 Interios We help to take your vision to reality by combining design services with comprehensive choices in library furniture and shelving. Services include design and layout, project management, and installation. Visit our website to see examples of our installations and for more information on our services and products.

Overton Associates Overton & Associates, Library Moving Consultants, has been involved in moving libraries since 1985. The owner, Bill Overton, has accumulated a wealth of knowledge that has been acquired by moving over 500 libraries totally over 50 million books. We are a firm believer that the success of a move will be directly related to the extent of the planning process. The mover and the library must have similar expectations of how the move will be accomplished.Whether you’re moving yourself or utilizing the experience of a professional mover, let Overton & Associates be your first call. We have been involved in managing projects by utilizing local/volunteers help. We have saved our clients an average of 40% off their move budget by deciding on the best move solution. Ask us how we saved Southern Illinois University almost $500,000 in move related expenses.

Spacesaver offers innovative ways to efficiently store more in the same amount of space, including novel approaches to expanding library collections storage. Storage solution options can range from complex high-density mobile storage units to simple static shelving. Contact one of our storage experts at 800-492-3434 or

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.

TMC Technologies TMC Furniture offers classic and modern adult and children’s furniture for the library market, including lounge, side and stool seating; tables; modular furniture systems; case goods and other furniture products. Combining innovative, sophisticated design and exceptional craftsmanship is a trademark of TMC’s thoughtful and iconic style. Made in Grand Rapids, Michigan.