Buildings & Facilities
In this new workshop, library program guru Amy Alessio will give you three program ideas for each month that you can expand, adapt and modify to fit your community’s needs.
A Library for the Whole Student: Creating a Multidimensional Culture of Health & Wellness at your Library
Join this panel of librarians from the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University as we examine the role of the library in larger wellbeing initiatives, and the value that libraries can bring to these programs.
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
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
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.
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 webinar will focus 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.
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
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.
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.
The PLA 2016 Conference was an extraordinary learning experience for public librarians, with over 8,000 attendees and more than 100 educational sessions presented. If you weren’t able to make it to Denver this year or missed out while you were there, PLA has taken three of the top sessions from the conference and transformed them into live, one-hour webinars for your convenience. Join the original presenters from the conference as they once again dive into contemporary library topics such as performance evaluations, bilingual storytimes, and library design.