Architecture for Public Libraries Committee

Community of Practice: Buildings and Equipment

Charge: To disseminate knowledge, tools and best practices concerning library building planning and design through innovative programs, building tours, networking and social media.

Roster

Traci Engel Lesneski (Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Mr. Michael L. Blackwell (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Michael B. Gannon (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Susan F. Gregory (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Karen J. McPheeters (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Tiffany Lynn Nardella (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mrs. Stephanie A. Shook (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Tony J.M. Tallent (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)

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Our Work

Deliverables:

  • Preconference building tours at the Annual conference
  • Quality programming at the Annual conference
  • Dissemination of building design/construction/furnishings-related information, best practices, trends

Expected Time Commitment:

  • Approximately 4 hours for conference calls/emails throughout the year
  • Committee meeting attendance and engagement at Annual Conference
  • Program attendance at Annual conference
  • Committee meeting attendance and engagement at Midwinter Meeting
  • Occasional special projects: the chairs of programs and/or tours should expect additional time commitment for coordination of speakers, tour planning logistics (supported by LLAMA staff), etc.

Desired skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Some experience in planning building projects, or running buildings, is helpful
  • Prefer the committee to contain a mix of design professionals and library professionals, diversity, and geographic coverage spanning the country

Staff Contact and roles:

  • Kerry Ward, kward@ala.org, 800-5454-2433, ext. 5036. Overall management, committee charges/appointments, budget requests, etc.
  • Fred Reuland, freuland@ala.org, 800-545-2433, ext. 5032. Webinar production, program planning and scheduling, conference support, etc.

Resources available:

  • Budget for Annual Conference programs
  • Virtual meeting support
  • Community leaders
  • ALA Connect