ACRL/LLAMA Interdivisional Committee on Building Resources

Community of Practice: Buildings and Equipment/Interdivisional

Charge: To continuously update the "Academic Library Building Design: Resources for Planning" resource guide for planning library buildings and learning spaces.


Dr. Anne Marie Casey (Co-Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Dr. K.T. L. Vaughan (Core Representative, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Rachel Besara (ACRL Representative, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Jenny Levine (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2024)
Mary Jane Petrowski (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)

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Our Work


  • Review existing resources, such as those available from ACRL, ARL, LLAMA, EDUCAUSE, and other organizations as appropriate, for possible inclusion in the guide
  • Research additional tools for planning library and learning spaces
  • Recommend possible new outlets for promoting the guide

Expected Time Commitment:

  • Eight hours per year in either virtual meetings or at ALA conferences
  • Eight hours per year working on the guide/related projects

Desired skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Experience or interest in library building projects
  • Research skills
  • Some program planning experience preferred, but not required

Staff Contact and roles:

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

Resources available:

  • Virtual meeting support
  • ACRL staff
  • Community leaders
  • ALA Connect