Design 101: Academic Library Spaces for the 21st Century – Fordham University (Rose Hill Campus)- June 12, 2018

Join us on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Walsh Library, Fordham University (Rose Hill Campus), for a panel discussion on the challenges of space planning in academic libraries today. As libraries downsize physical collections, what are the approaches, challenges, and best practices for planning and designing space that is student-centered, functional, and adaptable, especially as technology opens new pathways for interacting, researching, and learning?

To register for this free WALDO/Fordham event, please click here.

Participants and Schedule

  • 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Buffet breakfast in Walsh Library Atrium
  • 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Keynote 1: “Libraries and the Missing Narrative: Using Environmental Autobiographies in Supporting Library Building Programs for People-Centered Use”
    • Amy Beth, Chief Librarian, Guttman Community College, CUNY
  • 10:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. – “Renovation: A Reflection after 1,000 Days”
    • Karen Gelles, Director, Greenley Library, Farmingdale University
  • 10:20 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. – “Library Renovation: Do’s and Don’ts”
    • Paul Glassman, Director of University Libraries and Instructor of Architectural History and Design, Yeshiva University
  • 10:40 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. – Keynote 2: “Working with Key Stakeholders”
    • Naomi Steinberger, Director of Library Services, Jewish Theological Seminary
  • 11:10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – “The Scholarship Production Lab”
    • Jason Byrd, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Instructional Services, Adelphi University
  • 11:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. – “A True Student Success Center”
    • William Caniano, Associate Professor, Reference Services, Axinn Library, Hofstra University
  • 11:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Group Q&A
    • Moderators: Linda LoSchiavo, Director of Libraries, Fordham University and Mustafa Sakarya, Director of Libraries, Mercy College

To register for this event, please visit this link.

You will receive an email confirming your registration.

Fordham University’s Walsh Library is easily accessible by subway, bus, Metro North, and car. Free parking for this event is available on campus. Visit this link for directions.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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