Planning and Design Committee

Community of Practice: Buildings and Equipment

Charge: Research, maintain and communicate trends and best practices of space planning and design for libraries, including programming, visioning, design and post-occupancy evaluations.


Mr. Kevin F. Huse (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Kerry Ward (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2022)

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Our Work


  • Propose new standards as necessary
  • Propose a yearly webinar or presentation at Annual

Expected Time Commitment:

  • Eight hours per year in either virtual meetings or at ALA conferences

Desired skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Experience or interest in library space planning and design
  • 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
  • Community leaders
  • ALA Connect