Director of Public Services Allen County Public Library Fort Wayne, Indiana
How do today’s libraries translate changing needs and services into functional, inspiring and flexible spaces that will adapt into the future, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic? Join us to explore how to rethink your physical spaces to meet the needs of today’s users in a time of transition. For libraries of all types and sizes, this session includes practical ideas for reinventing library spaces to meet new and changing patron expectations, including those in existing buildings with predefined and limited areas and layouts as they respond to unprecedented challenges.
Upon completion, participants will be able to assess and evaluate spaces in an existing library building for possible transformation, especially in light of rapidly changing demands in use.
Upon completion, participants will be able to gather staff and community input objectively and how to translate that input into prioritized facility improvements that have the most impact.
Upon completion, participants will be able to successfully re-envision and reconfigure existing library spaces to successfully serve their communities now and in the future.