As we continue to adjust to technological and societal changes brought on by the pandemic, in what ways do our library facilities need to evolve to meet the current and future needs of students, faculty, community members, and other stakeholders? The Designing Libraries IX program is geared to engage presenters, panelists, and attendees in serious thought and conversation about such matters as using architectural history to plan public facing spaces, designing inclusive libraries, and making the case for a new library vision in times of resource constraints. Attendees will hear from librarians engaged in various phases of the building process, from design to programming to lessons learned from recent completions. As with past Designing Libraries conferences, there will be time for building tours, networking, and informal learning with planners, designers, architects, and librarians engaged in building projects.

Photo of Charles Library by Michael Grimm

Banner photo: Betsy Manning, Temple University