Monday, April 28, 2008

Library Challenges and Opportunities

Library Spaces: Future Needs, teleconference broadcast by the College of DuPage on March 7, 2008; taped off-air with permission. Host, Mike Jackson; teleconference moderator, Alan Kirk Gray; panelists, Jeffrey Hoover, Elisabeth Martin.

Alan Kirk Gray, Assistant Director of Operations for the Darien (CT) Public Library, brings together a panel of prominent architects whose focus is on libraries to discuss how library spaces can reflect the role of today's libraries. Alan has consulted on the development of appropriate, innovative library spaces, and is currently responsible for the planning and construction of a new Darien Public Library building. He will be joined by Elisabeth Martin and Jeffrey Hoover, noted architects whose focus is on library planning and design. The panelists will address design and function in all types of libraries, and explore creative ways of configuring current and future library space to meet new services. Join us for an enlightening discussion about making the most of current library spaces, and take a look at some of the more innovative library spaces today. Running time is 90 minutes.