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Summertime is the Perfect Time to Explore Library Space Design

Be sure to mark your calendar for the LILRC CE event of the summer! On Thursday, August 13, 2015, Brian Pichman, Director of Strategic Innovation at the Evolve Project will be presenting the hands-on workshop:

Designing Interactive Library Spaces
Bayshore-Brightwaters Public Library
10:00am
 – 4:00pm

The success of libraries in the future will be determined by its ability to create stories rather than provide them. One way to accomplish this is by putting technology and people together so patrons become creators and innovators in makerspaces and other learning environments. In this full day session, discover great new learning technologies and techniques for patrons, and how to build your new fablab or hackerspace.  Get hands-on with must have maker tech and build new ideas throughout the day. Arm yourself with facts for having interactive spaces and tools to get buy-in from everyone from staff to public to the IT teams. Discover where technology is heading and how we can plan with it.  After building your space, this session will also cover about building your staff.  Learn ways to continually train and engage the staff so the environment will constantly evolve and grow. Multiple events and ideas will be covered, so any library, on any budget, can implement new ideas and activities for their community.

Participants are encouraged to bring photos and/or floor plans of their library space.  As a group, with leadership from Brain, participants will help come up with new ideas and solutions for the spaces shared.

More About Brian Pichman
Brian Pichman is the Director of Strategic Innovation at the Evolve Project. He speaks a lot about innovative technology as a presenter and loves collaborating with both libraries and companies. He is dedicated to bringing libraries into the future using cost-effective measures and strategies.

Registration is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat today!  Registration information can be found on the LILRC website at: http://www.lilrc.org/event/1530.

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