Annual Institute on the Library as Place
The purpose of the Annual Institute on the Library as Place is to provide a learning opportunity for the library, municipal, design, and architect sectors to learn more about physical space (e.g., characteristics of great future-oriented spaces; advocacy for the library as physical space; effective collaboration with communities, architects, project managers, municipal officials, and builders) and to become equipped to plan and respond quickly to capitalize on opportunities for development and redevelopment for all types of libraries. Participants are from the public, school, special and academic library sectors, in addition to municipal decision makers, architects and designers. The event hosts approximately 150 delegates each year. While hosted in Ontario, delegates from any province/country are welcomed.
The Annual Institute
is a great place to meet people who are also embarking on similar design and building projects. It’s always a good idea to bring your project drawings or schematics with you, so that you’re able to refer to them during the workshops or informal chats at your table. The people in the room come from libraries of varying sizes, architecture firms, design companies and furniture manufacturers - make sure to chat and make connections with as many people as possible!
Theme: The Mindful Library in the 21st Century
Libraries flourish when they reflect the communities served and the multiple perspectives of their constituencies. Successful library places and spaces are designed to foster resiliency, inclusivity, accessibility, sustainability, flexibility and to anticipate future needs in creative, inspiring ways.
July 10-11, 2017
Hotel information is available here
Program and Presentations
$295 (until June 9)
Registrations will be reimbursed at
100% until 30 days prior to the event; 50% until 15 days prior and will
not be reimbursed at all within 14 days of the event. Registration can
be transferred to another staff member at any point during the
registration process. Please email your cancellation or transfer
requests to firstname.lastname@example.org .