LLAMA webinar explores new digital media commons

For Immediate Release
Wed, 04/09/2014


Fred Reuland

LLAMA Continuing Education Program Officer




CHICAGO The age of the digital media commons has arrived, leaving in its wake yesterday’s traditional academic library.   But how do library planners begin to make this dramatic transition?   The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “A New Digital Media Commons for Northeastern University,” from 1:30 - 3 p.m. Central on Wed., May 7.

This webinar will present practical techniques that were used during the 2012 renovation of Northeastern University’s main library.  This renovation created a new setting for collaborative learning.  Administrators requested that the work be done on an accelerated schedule within a fixed budget.  In addition, all library operations needed to continue uninterrupted on a 24/7 basis throughout the course of construction.

Wilson Architects worked closely with the library, the College of Media and Design, the Information Technology Group, facilities planning and student and faculty groups to develop a unified vision for the library renovation and manage the complex implementation process.

The result is a new Digital Media Commons that completely changes the way in which students, faculty and staff learn, educate and collaborate.

Webinar participants will learn:

  • key environmental trends affecting campus libraries;
  • how to create shared visions for a diverse constituency;
  • master planning to integrate emerging digital technologies;
  • how to use prototypes to test design concepts;
  • construction phasing strategies that preserve library functionality;
  • cost estimating techniques that ensure accurate budgets;
  • new approaches to interior design that support digital collaboration.

Presenters: Elizabeth Habich, director, administration and finance, Northeastern University Libraries;  Mark Allen, principal, Wilson Architects;  Kevin Triplett, associate, Wilson Architects, Boston

LLAMA member: $49
Non-LLAMA member $59
LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199
Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.