The Pacific Library Partnership announces that registration is now open for:
Who Needs Libraries: Services and Facilities Planning for the Future
What are newest trends in library services and facility design and how do they affect your library? What strategies should you employ to successfully remodel an existing facility in a practical and cost-effective manner?
Through a lively mix of image-based slide shows of current best practices and successful “makeover” projects and engaging participatory exercises, Kathy Page and Susan Kent will bring their experience working with libraries in the US and beyond to Northern California in a workshop that will include a focused look at planning for the future of library services and library facilities including:
- Great Customer Experience – How to make it happen
- Assumptions and Trends for Library Service in the Future
- Facilities for the Future
- Interior Makeover 101: Remodeling existing space – Practical strategies and successful examples
This workshop will be offered in three locations:
Friday, March 28th, Fremont Public Library, (Alameda County Library) Fremont
Thursday, April 3rd, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco
Friday, April 4th, Scotts Valley Branch Library (Santa Cruz City-County Library System)
All sessions are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with sign-in from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
Registration is $20.00 and there is a limit of 20 attendees per session.
The Presenters: Kathy Page is a nationally recognized library facility planner with 15 years of experience and 150 completed projects, primarily in California and the West Coast. Her practice focuses on the space and programmatic needs of public libraries, with a specific emphasis on accommodating emerging and innovative service models. She works with architectural design firms as well as directly with cities, counties and other public sector jurisdictions to assess space needs, develop building programs and plan interior space remodels of existing facilities.
Susan Kent has extensive experience in public libraries. She has served as the Director and Chief Executive of The Branch Libraries for the New York Public Library, City Librarian of Los Angeles Public Library and Director of the Minneapolis Public Library. In these and other capacities, she has planned and built more than 80 libraries. Kathy and Susan have recently worked together on the Dayton, Ohio Metropolitan Libraries planning for their Main Library and several branches. We are pleased to bring them to three locations within PLP for our member libraries.
For more details and to register go to:
Fremont on Friday, March 28th: http://host7.evanced.info/pls/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=516
San Francisco on Thursday, April 3rd: http://host7.evanced.info/pls/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=514
Scotts Valley on Friday, April 4th: http://host7.evanced.info/pls/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=515