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Annual Institute on the Library as Place 2015: The Library as Experience

June 14, 2015
by Canadian Architect

This conference takes place from July 6-7, 2015 at the Waterloo Delta in Waterloo, Ontario, and focuses on the impact that architectural spaces and design have on the human experience. The keynotes and sessions at this year’s Institute will focus on how the design of a space can have an impact on our use of it, our emotional reactions and our level of productivity.

Despite fiscal restraints in public funding, there are continuous library projects occurring including new buildings, renovations, retro-fits, and interior design. The purpose of the Annual Institute is to provide a learning opportunity for the library, municipal, design and architectural sectors to learn more about physical space (e.g., characteristics of great future-oriented spaces; advocacy for the library as physical space; effective collaboration with communities, architects, project managers, municipal officials, and builders) and to become equipped to plan and respond quickly to capitalize on opportunities for development and redevelopment for all types of libraries.

Held in July each year, each Institute has a theme. Participants are from the public, school, special and academic library sectors, in addition to municipal decision-makers, architects and designers. The event hosts approximately 130 delegates each year. While hosted in Ontario, delegates from any province or country are welcomed.

Speakers include Anne Bailey, Director, Branch Libraries, Toronto Public Library; Collin Ellard, University of  Waterloo; Jamie van Eyk, WalterFedy Architects; and many others.

An early-bird rate of $290 is available until June 13, 2015; after this time, the regular rate of $335 applies. A student rate of $100.00 is also available, though space is limited.

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annual institute on the library as place 2015: the library as experience
annual institute on the library as place 2015: the library as experience

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