Designing Libraries for the 21st Century Conference

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Librarians, architects, planners, designers, technologists and educators across North America discuss issues, challenges and achievements in designing libraries and learning spaces.

Topics include:

  • Implementing new technologies and spaces for active learning and contemporary research modes
  • Creating spaces for innovation and community engagement
  • Aligning the library organization with facility transformations
  • Collaborating with other campus units, new staff roles, digital research platforms
  • Fostering experimentation while ensuring value for our institutions

This collection contains proceedings from:

  • 1st Annual Conference at University of Calgary, May 16-18, 2012
  • 5th Annual Conference at University of Calgary, September 19-20, 2016


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    Showcasing New Library Spaces
    (2016-09-19) Mischo, William; Schlembach, Mary; Cabada, Elisandro
    Showcasing New Library Spaces II: The IDEA Lab at the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center
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    Pre-Conferences Morning Session
    (2016-09-18) Waters, Timothy
    Technology Supporting Teaching and Learning Transformation
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    PRECONFERENCE 2: Digital Displays for Visualization, Engagement, and Learning
    (2016-09-18) Nutt, Mike
    This preconference takes place in the new Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning and includes a tour of the building. Participants will learn about the vision for the building, its architecture, design, and technology implementation. Sessions will include how the building, along with its technologies and the pedagogies employed by the teaching faculty, support the vision to enhance teaching and learning; and how librarians are partnering with others engaged with the program. Additional sessions will describe how other institutions are innovating in new types of projects involving teaching, learning, and libraries.
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    Rethinking the Organization as you Redesign Space
    (2016-09-20) Mavrinac, Mary Ann
    Rethinking the Organization As You Redesign Space
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    Makerspaces in Motion
    (2016-09-19) Rogers, Adam
    A Makerspace Program: Broadening the Impact