Join us in Vancouver, WA for a day-long seminar
and start planning the library of the future today.

Hosted by Library Journal in partnership with Fort Vancouver Regional Library—at its award-winning Vancouver Community Library—the newest installment of our library building and design event will bring you the latest trends in library design. Dig deep with architects, librarians, and vendors to explore building/renovating/retrofitting spaces both large and small that will engage your community.

Whether you’re in the dreaming and planning stages or further along the design road, you’ll find ideas, information, and inspiration for renovating, retrofitting, and building anew, no matter your budget!

Design Institute

Friday, October 20, 2017
9:00 AM–5:30 PM

Fort Vancouver Regional Library
Vancouver Community Library
901 C Street
Vancouver, WA 98660

This full-day think tank provides expert panel discussions with architects and librarians on how to get the community on board and issues in library space, design, and construction, as well as hands-on, architect-led breakout sessions dealing with real-life design challenges submitted in advance by you and your fellow attendees. “Speed-sessions” with individual architects and furniture and equipment vendors will help you address your own library-specific questions (be sure to bring photos, illustrations, floor plans, or plat maps–whatever you think will enhance the discussion). There will be plenty of face time and networking opportunities throughout the day with colleagues, too.


Registration is open only to librarians, library board or foundation members, and the library’s city planners/officials. If you are an architect or vendor and would like to sponsor, please contact Advertising Director Roy Futterman: