Designing Libraries brings together leading experts from a variety of disciplines
who share the common vision of creating innovative environments that meet the
current and future needs of students and researchers.
This year’s conference covers a broad range of topics, from visualization, virtual
reality and maker spaces to innovation in design and architecture. In attendance
are librarians, educators, architects and technology innovators from across North
America and around the world.
Much work has been done here at the University of Calgary to envision nextgeneration
libraries. Our library is currently leading a North American study,
funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to explore the role of academic
libraries in enhancing multi-disciplinary research. Scholars from a variety of
specializations have contributed.