Buildings & Facilities

On-DemandWebinar
Libraries across the country continue to embrace the digital media lab concept by offering a creative space chock full of the latest computer hardware and software and audio, digitizing, graphic design, music, photography, video, web publishing, and other production equipment and resources that patrons use to create and share their own content. In this roadmap webinar, Jeffrey Fisher of the Fountaindale Public Library shares his how-we-did-(and still do)-it strategies for building and operating a digital media lab. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
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Libraries continue to be built and renovated due to the continuous changes in IT, changes in the expectations of their users, and in response to the importance of the library as place. Explores these three influences and the impact of these changes on space and the design of the modern library using examples and images.

An ALCTS webcast

On-DemandWebinar
This webinar will discuss First Amendment principles, legal precedents, and provide practical guidance on crafting meeting room and other library policies that keep the library in charge of its meeting rooms while preserving users' access and First Amendment rights.
On-DemandWebinar
Library space design traditionally begins with contents and collections. Dokk1, Aarhus (Denmark) Public Libraries' new main library that opened in 2015, embodies a shift in philosophy: library design for people. Through a highly inclusive process the library became a space that empowers its citizens. This on-demand webinar focuses on planning spaces for discovery, creation, participation, learning, performing, and innovation. Whether you are thinking about repurposing space, renovating, or building a new library, designing for people is an essential space planning concept. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
On-DemandWebinar
So, your library has discovered bed bugs in your facility or collections. Or maybe your library is lucky and hasn't yet had a bed bug introduction, but you’d like to be prepared if and when that introduction happens, so you’re not trying to have months' worth of policy discussions in a few hours or days. This on-demand webinar will provide everything you need to know, from identifying bed bugs, to ways they are introduced into the library, to treatment and mitigation options that will help you protect your library's facilities and collections on a daily basis. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
This eCourse will explore the service design methodology as a valuable toolkit that librarians and administrators can use to assess, revise, and create library services, spaces, and workflows.
On-DemandWebinar
In celebration of Black History Month, join author Cheryl Knott and Civil Rights activist Geraldine Hollis, along with artists Michael Crowell and Chapel Hill Library Director Susan Brown, for an engaging and educational conversation on the history of libraries and life in the Jim Crow South. This archived webinar was originally presented February 23, 2017.
LiveWebinar
This webinar will introduce participants to practical approaches for planning facilities and operations that are ecologically and economically sustainable, including LEED and alternative standards. It will also suggest ways that library programs can best respond to community interest in climate change; and provide tools for evaluating ecologically sustainable buildings, operations, and programs.
On-DemandWebinar
When teens flood into the library, anything can happen. People often think of the library as a “safe space” but sometimes chaos reigns, rather than order! By setting the right tone with regulars, establishing appropriate boundaries, and equitably addressing problem behaviors, you can create a teen space that is consistently welcoming. Learn how to create a dialogue with patrons who engage in distracting or dangerous behavior in the library, address concerns of adult patrons, and create rewards for teens who improve or maintain a positive presence in your space.
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
This course is designed to help participants in the context of their own library building, learn how to develop and plan maintenance of their facility, determine capital needs and budgets, and plan, understand the elements and steps of, and evaluate a construction project.

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