ACRL/DVC: Building the Future

  • November 13, 2015
  • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Eastern University, Warner Memorial Library in the Harold H. Howard Center, 1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA.
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  • An ACRL/DVC membership through June 30, 2016 is included in the non-member registration fee. Please indicate on the next page whether you would like this added benefit at no additional charge.
  • Registration for accepted presenters. Code required.

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ACRL DVC’s Fall 2015 Conference
Building the Future

Shifting from the old-fashioned repository to a user-centric, “third place” community center, libraries are developing as both place and space. Meeting and reflecting the changing needs of today’s students, faculty and staff is a constant challenge. Developing a building framework that anticipates, to the degree possible, future needs is also a priority. For some libraries that has meant large-scale renovations or new buildings; for other libraries it has led to rethinking services to provide opportunities for creative and adaptive reconfiguration of spaces. Join us for presentations and conversations about space planning in our libraries.

We would also like to showcase photos of the renovations of attendees' libraries in a slideshow. Please e-mail your photos to Cathy Ogur at with a brief description of your project.


9:30-10am: Registration & continental breakfast

10-10:10: Welcome

10:10 - 10:40: Elizabeth Evans, Point Park University
Don’t Touch the Marble! Working within an early 20th century bank building to move library services into the 21st century

10:40 - 11:10: Deboarah Gaspar, Rowan University
Refreshing the Reference Reading Room

11:10-11:30:  Break & morning snack

11:30-12:  Joy Dlugosz, Eastern University
Transforming Library Space “for students sake”

12- 1:30: Lunch, Business Meeting & Tours of Eastern's Renovations

1:30-2: Amanda Avery & Zhong Geng, Marywood University

2-2:30:  Rayford Law, Project Designer & Rebecca Vargas, Project Architect
Light & Delight: from tradition to innovation in the new Library at the Princeton Theological Seminary

2:30-2:45: Break & afternoon snack

2:45-3:15: Open discussion of space planning & closing

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