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Annual Institute on the Library as Place

July 07 - July 08, 2016
1410 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville, ON L6H 6W4

The purpose of the Annual Institute on the Library as Place is to provide a learning opportunity for the library, municipal, design, and architect 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. 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/country are welcomed.

The Annual Institute is a great place to meet people who are also embarking on similar design and building projects. It’s always a good idea to bring your project drawings or schematics with you, so that you’re able to refer to them during the workshops or informal chats at your table. The people in the room come from libraries of varying sizes, architecture firms, design companies and furniture manufacturers – make sure to chat and make connections with as many people as possible!

Theme: Transformative Spaces

Plan, develop, design and build. The 2016 Library as Place provides a progressive approach to assess trends and design that will help you transform places and spaces in your library. A host of sessions, including our bootcamp stream will guide you through the blueprint of starting your build process.

Break outside the library walls! Explore retail transformations and creative service points. Develop your community’s dream space.


July 7-8, 2016
Oakville, Ontario
Sheridan Conference Centre


The conference program can be found here.


$295 (until June 10)

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