Designing Effective Library Spaces

Location: Online
$250 (Simmons GSLIS Alumni Price $200)
November 1 - November 30, 2012 - PDPs: 15

Is your library space designed for the 21st century? Could you be using your space more effectively to serve your community?

    This course will examine:

  • The definition of space relative to your long range goals, vision and mission statements
  • Ideas to gather support for your project
  • The creation of flexible library spaces that support multiple functions
  • Cost saving ideas that can make any project more affordable
  • The integration of technology into physical environments
  • Creative ways to make spaces interesting, open, and inviting
  • Compliance issues and other practicalities

Course participants will examine their own spaces through a series of self-evaluation exercises, and re-design an area as a final course project.

Bonnie Roalsen: Bonnie Roalsen is Head of Children's Services at the Dover Town Library, and an Independent Consultant specializing in mobile technology, digital literacy, creative programming, and youth services. Bonnie was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2007 for her work incorporating digital media and tools into public library service.

Please note: While we try to be as accurate as we can be with our workshop descriptions, please contact GSLIS CE or the workshop instructor to ensure that the class meets your expectations for content, format, rigor, etc.

Cheryl Abdullah: Cheryl Abdullah is Director of the Dover Town Library and a consultant specializing in library design and space planning.

Please note: While we try to be as accurate as we can be with our workshop descriptions, please contact GSLIS CE or the workshop instructor to ensure that the class meets your expectations for content, format, rigor, etc.


Questions? Email us at gslisce@simmons.edu or call (617) 521-2803