Buildings for College and University Libraries Committee

Community of Practice: Buildings and Equipment

Charge: To explore the evolving nature of the role of the library on college and university campuses and the resultant physical facility implications.

Roster

Karen Fairbanks (Co-Chair, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Dr. Catherine A. Rudowsky (Co-Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Mrs. Janette S. Blackburn (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Patrick Deaton (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Kristine L. Ferry (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Jill Friedmann (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mr. Gerald R. Jurek, JR (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Dr. Deborah A. Nolan (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Claire Stewart (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mr. David Zenk (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)

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Our Work

Deliverables:

  • Annual Conference Programming (yearly), including pre-conference tours and/or relevant
    programs
  • Midwinter Meeting Activities (occasional), including tours and/or relevant programs

Expected Time Commitment:

  • Eight hours per year in virtual meetings, ALA conferences, and program support
  • An additional 10 hours for program co-chairs for conference calls, contacting potential speakers, preparing program application forms, and organizing program logistics

Desired skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Experience or interest in design trends; construction and renovation; library site selection; resource sharing and partnerships; building programming, planning and architecture; interior space utilization and design; efficiency and sustainability
  • Some program planning experience preferred, but not required

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:

  • Virtual meeting support
  • Community leaders
  • ALA Connect