Apply the latest trends and research in revitalizing your campus library to better meet your students' needs.
Learn how your institution can revitalize your library to ensure that it remains an academic hub and vibrant learning space on campus for 21st century students. This hands-on event will provide you with an integrated and practical approach to library planning and design. Throughout this event you will:
The conference brought to light a vision for the future of libraries and where they are headed to add value to the learning experience.-Steve Petersen, Campus Architect, Harper College
You will visit the academic commons spaces at Xavier University. Completed in 2010, the Conaton Learning Commons continues to serve student learning needs through their 21st century building design and service delivery. This portion of the conference will include a tour of the entire space, a panel discussion on the roles of different stakeholders, and a chance to talk one-on-one with conference faculty about this project.
Learn how you can continuously and effectively track usage of library spaces and continue to improve the way your spaces meet student learning needs.
Based on past attendee feedback, we strongly encourage you to bring your library planning committee. An effective institutional team may consist of the dean or director of libraries, the primary advocate for the library project, and other stakeholders from library, information technology, academic affairs, and facilities management.
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Learning Outcome:After participating in this conference, you will be able incorporate key elements of modern academic library design into your institution’s design plans.
As a Librarian, Project Leader and Manager at Aaron Cohen Associates (ACA), Alex Cohen heads a library-consulting firm with over 40 years of experience working with all types of libraries. His expertise includes space-planning assessments, improving efficiency, and special collection/archives management; academic libraries worldwide have benefited from his work.
His goal is to ensure that user needs are better met, through service innovations and changes to functions, collections and physical space. Some highlights of Alex's career include: the University of Maryland (Hornbake Library); Stanford University Master Library Plan; University of Texas, Austin; Hillsborough County Library System; and the National Library of Greece. He is currently at work on the new Central Library in Dubai.
Joe Fennewald joined the Penn State University libraries in 2000 and has served as the head of its Knowledge Commons since that facility opened in January 2012. From his glass-walled office, located in the heart of this popular space, he has developed an unrivalled knowledge of how students are using these commons. He is working now with several collaborators to extend that knowledge in a systematic study of the impact of this informal learning space on student academic success.
Joe has published in leading library journals and regularly presents at regional, national and international conferences. He is a member of the ALA, ACRL and PA Library Association; he served as president of the last in 2009. In the fall of 2007 he visited academic libraries in Tianjin, China while on sabbatical leave that academic year. In 2009-10 he was a Penn State Fellow in the Academic Leadership Program of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. He holds an MLS from the University of Missouri.
From 2008 to 2015, Mary advanced a library facility renovation initiative, working collaboratively with executive leadership, campus constituencies, and master planners. Shared vision produced a $27.8M program plan fully funded in the 2014 State of Colorado legislative session. A concurrent $6M cash contribution commitment exercised moves management fundamentals to secure private donor and local foundation awards. In 2016, Mary relocated to University of the Pacific, a private university in northern California where she serves as University Librarian. Working with campus colleagues, Mary is advancing another academic library redesign and fund development initiative.
Tod Stevens offers insight into trends and strategies for effective planning of modern academic libraries. He has more than twenty years of architectural experience, with a focus on design, and an expertise in library planning. Tod leads Stantec Architecture's library research and benchmarking team and has been very hands-on--conducting both primary and secondary research on libraries, visiting state-of-the-art institutions, speaking nationally, and attending American Library Association (ALA) conferences.
He has attended a variety of Harvard's Graduate School of Design Executive Education programs, focusing on planning and design of libraries. Through these endeavors, Tod is able to approach projects with progressive problem-solving techniques and is able to develop innovative solutions specific to the issues facing today's libraries.
Lee has almost 40 years of experience in academic libraries in Alabama, Kentucky and Michigan, with expertise in reorganization, management and programmatic innovation. She became dean at GVSU in 2005, and under her leadership the Grand Valley libraries won the 2012 Association of Academic Research Libraries’ Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. Lee provided the vision around which the new $65 million Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons was designed. The new library, which seeks to re-define the academic library, prototypes a peer consulting service for students needing help with assignments that require research, writing and oral presentation.
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"This conference was the complete package: relevant topics, philosophical and practical applications, fantastic speakers, fantastic location. One of the BEST conferences I've ever attended. It is what a conference should be! Full of collaboration, networking and solutions."-Megan Lowe, Coordinator of Public Services & Associate Professor, University of Louisiana at Monroe
"The conference brought to light a vision for the future of libraries and where they are headed to add value to the learning experience."-Steve Petersen, Campus Architect, Harper College
"This conference really helped our institution identify some solid starting points in planning our proposal for an expanded facility. The breadth of material covered, as well as the expert insight and experience, served to bring important considerations and talking points to the forefront. The inclusion of case studies and site visits really enhanced the experience."-Jeff Campbell, Patron Services Specialist, James Madison University
"This conference was a great start for our college to review its own mission or vision to what a library role may be headed in the future. Great experts and speakers."-Dale Saenz, Catalog Reference Librarian, Laredo Community College
"This conference helped me take an abstract concept and turn it into a real & feasible outcome."-Dina Hornreich, Interim Library Director, Red Rocks Community College
"This institute provided a wealth of information ranging from general and vision-focused. Assessment was always a part of each presentation. Very appropriate use of ethnographic research. There was so much to learn from presenters, and ample to to collaborate with other attendees/participants. The mentoring session was an excellent opportunity to collaborate with peers from across the globe!"-Janice Peyton, Library Director, Lone Star College Montgomery
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