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Inspiration in the Eternal City!

Join us at our Satellite Meeting in Rome 21-22 August 2019 when we will explore 'The evolving concept of ‘library’ and its impact on library design!' Be inspired in this most beautiful of cities. Read More

  • News
  • 15 April 2019
  • By: Jan Richards

Joint Satellite Conference 2019

Join us in Rome this August to explore the theme of how library spaces are eveolving to reflect the changing needs of our communities Read More

  • Events
  • 20 February 2019

Library Design for the 21st Century—Collaborative Strategies to Ensure Success

Library design in the 21st century has one common theme: collaboration is at the heart of innovation. Designing modern libraries is a complex process involving many stakeholders and participants. Libraries of all types work with an almost limitless range of constituent groups for input, buy-in and successful implementation. Securing… Read More

  • Publications
  • 07 January 2019
  • By: Diane Koen and Traci Engel Lesneski (Eds)

Space and Collections Earning Their Keep: Transformation, Technologies, Retooling

Traditionally, libraries have served as storage spaces offering access to diverse physical collections. Today, following numerous social and technological changes, libraries are retooling their services, rethinking storage and reimagining their spaces. The transformation in information technology has had an enormous impact on users’ research behaviour, which in turn demands… Read More

  • Publications
  • 05 August 2016
  • By: Joseph Hafner and Diane Koen (Eds)

High quality design on a low budget: New library buildings

Since 2008 the world’s economy has seen dramatic changes that have rippled throughout the library world. While the demand for library services has increased, the money available to build, refurbish and operate them has decreased. Many countries report a decrease in funding of libraries. On the other hand, public… Read More

  • Publications
  • 29 March 2016
  • By: Dorothea Sommer, Janine Schmidt and Stefan Clevström (Eds)

The most beautiful library in the world?

Public Librarians worldwide have responded to the call to nominate their favourite place for the 1001 Libraries to See Before You Die initiative with several claiming to be the 'most beautiful in the world' Read More

  • News
  • 03 September 2014
  • By: Jan Richards