Join LILRC on Thursday, April 24th at the Merrick Library for our first-ever Spring Library Space Series with guest speaker Traci Engel Lesneski, Principal at Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd., (MS&R).
Learning by doing is firmly taking hold in education, and this hands-on approach to learning is increasingly part of a vibrant library. Maker spaces, DIY labs, artists-in-residence, self-publishing are just some of the interactive learning and making opportunities that draw customers and redefine the library to maintain relevance and integration in its community. Library designer Traci Lesneski will share her knowledge and experience in incorporating active learning in libraries, and the re-purposing of space once used for materials storage into user-centric spaces.
At a time when swelling library use puts pressure on dwindling operating budgets, it is tempting to ignore the updates your library interior needs. But library customers are increasingly savvy and have rising expectations about their library experience. Fortunately, re-imagined library interiors don’t have to be costly. With creativity and resourcefulness, you can make a great impact even with small investments. Hear tips and see images from library projects of all scales from around the country. Bring photos and floor plans of your own library for an interactive workshop immediately following the presentation.
In a break-out session, each attendee will discuss their own library’s design challenges, and gain insights and suggestions from peers and library designer Traci Lesneski that can be implemented right away. At the end of the workshop, several attendees will be asked to present their ideas for change to the large group, so everyone can benefit from the various discussions.