Designing Libraries Conference 2017
Librarians, architects, planners, designers, information technologists, and others will gather to discuss the challenges and achievements of designing libraries and learning centers for the 21st century. Sessions will feature an array of topics including case studies of recent public and academic library projects, new developments in large-scale visualization, programming digital scholarship services and spaces, the role of diversity and accessibility in designing welcoming spaces, creating digital interactive experiences, and using programs and workshops to promote new spaces. We will include examples from renovated libraries as well as new buildings. In-depth tours of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library and the D. H. Hill Library will be offered.
Two optional all-day preconferences will be offered simultaneously on September 17, 2017:
At the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, “Stronger Together: Thinking Through the Intersection of Space Design and Organizational Change” will utilize a workshop format to encourage individuals and institutional teams to think through the challenges and opportunities for their organizations while redesigning spaces.
At the D. H. Hill Library, “Virtual Reality and Makerspaces” will explore spaces that are bringing Virtual Reality together with spaces for making, and provide a discussion of the projects that students and faculty are creating with these new tools.
Optional Preconferences at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library and the D. H. Hill Library
Sunday, September 17: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Conference Opening Reception at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library
Sunday, September 17: 6:00 pm
Conference at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library
Monday, September 18: 8:00 am – Tuesday, September 19: 1:00 pm
Optional Tour of new library spaces at Duke University
Tuesday, September 19: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (approximately)
Preconference only - $175
Conference only - $500
Preconference and Conference - $600