Architecture for Public Libraries Committee

Charge

Disseminates knowledge, tools and best practices concerning library building planning and design through innovative programs, building tours, networking, and social media.

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Roster

Michael L. Blackwell (Co-Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Traci Engel Lesneski (Co-Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Mr. Alexander Cohen (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Jackie Flavin (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Ms. Susan F. Gregory (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Brenda R. Katz (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Lace Keaton (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Richard Kong (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Jenny Levine (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2025)

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Composition

  • Desired committee includes mix of design professionals and library professionals, diversity, and geographic coverage spanning the country

About this Committee

Deliverables

  • Planning and implementation of in-person and virtual programming
  • Dissemination of building design/construction/furnishings-related information, best practices, trends

Expected Time Commitment

  • 4-6 hours for virtual meetings per year
  • Program attendance at conferences, when available
  • Occasional special projects: the chairs of programs and/or tours should expect additional time commitment for coordination of speakers, tour planning logistics (supported by Core staff), etc.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Some experience in planning building projects, or running buildings, is helpful