Amazing spaces: using library design to enhance organisational goals and user satisfaction

Amazing spaces: using library design to enhance organisational goals and user satisfaction
ALISS conference 22nd August 2017
10.15 (registration) – 4.30. Welcome 10.30
Aliss Members £50
Non Members £70
To book email Heather Dawson.

On 22nd  August 2017, ALISS (Association of Librarians and Information Professionals in the Social Sciences) will be holding a one day event which will focus upon several examples of innovative library design,  exploring how refurbishment of library spaces can help libraries increase their impact as well as enhancing user satisfaction levels. The day will include presentations from practitioners from a variety of library sectors who will provide a case studies of the  challenges and solutions from their own experience. Delegates will then work in small, discussion groups to share their experiences

The Speakers will Include:

  • Karen Latimer, Queen’s University Belfast,  on  the  qualities of good Library  design,  showcasing examples of inspiring new libraries that have had an impact and improved the user experience.
  • Sally Jennings who will introduce St Pancras Transformed : the British Library vision for redesign and redevelopment on the London site
  • Sarah Pittaway and Laura Worsfold who will discuss the challenges of the Worcester Hive the first fully integrated public and university library in Europe
  • Loesja Vigour and Nicola Cook on the development of the new Wellcome Library reading room, An innovative hybrid of gallery, library and events space.

Following approval of the scheme at the AGM in June, ALISS are pleased to be able to offer two bursaries for this event.  Please see our Bursary page for more information