Reader-friendly Library Design (Online)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CST

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We have had some fantastic new library buildings created round the world in the last 25 years. Many of us, however, work in buildings which are not quite so great – what can we do to offer our customers a better experience? Rachel Van Riel will talk about designing library interiors that work for readers. How can we find out what people want? How can we design libraries that are tempting for customers, drawing people into the space and encouraging them to linger and browse? Rachel will present evidence of changes in patron behavior in the UK and illustrate how a reader-centered approach to library layout can help to meet new needs. Putting readers at the centre of your design may change the way you organize and promote your collections as well as your space. It will probably change the role of library staff too. If you are seeking a new look for your library, join this webinar to discover a fresh approach.

The Texas State Library is hosting this webinar and has invited people from anywhere in the country to join in. It is free, so take a look. Note that the time is CENTRAL and adjust for your location.

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