Our Library of the Future Symposium

A quarterly, two-day symposium, designed specifically for library professionals who are involved in, or considering, renovation or building programs.  

We offer an opportunities for a deeper exchange with staff who were heavily involved in the planning for the James B. Hunt Jr. Library and renovations of the D. H. Hill Library spaces.

In addition to tours of both the D. H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Jr. Library, there are sessions on:

  • architecture and furnishings
  • new technologies (including large scale visualization spaces, a game lab, and creativity studio)
  • the logistics and service implications of an automated storage and retrieval system for collections (the bookBot)
  • the service and staffing model planning that was required to open and operate the new library. 
  • The vision and cultural transformation necessary to bring Our Library of the Future to fruition is also discussed.

Since the James B. Hunt Jr. Library opened  in January 2013, we have been delighted to welcome thousands of guests who are interested in seeing Our Library of the Future, including architects, designers, librarians, technologists, and campus adminstrators.

Upcoming Symposium

Spring 2015 Symposium is scheduled for May 28 - 29. 

If you have additional questions, or would like to be notified when registration opens for this or future symposiums, please contact our Visitor Experience Librarian or fill out the pre-registration form here.  

There is no cost attend the symposium, but space is limited.