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Annual Institute on the Library as Place 2018


July 12, 2018 13:00 - July 13, 2018 16:00





Theme: A Space for Everyone! Decolonizing Library Places in the Spirit of Reconciliation

The purpose of the Annual Institute on the Library as Place is to provide a learning opportunity for the library, municipal, design, and architect sectors to learn more about physical space (e.g., characteristics of great futureoriented spaces; advocacy for the library as physical space; effective collaboration with communities, architects, project managers, municipal officials, and builders) and to become equipped to plan and respond quickly to capitalize on opportunities for development and redevelopment for all types of libraries. Participants are from the public, school, special and academic library sectors, in addition to municipal decision makers, architects and designers. The event hosts approximately 150 delegates each year. While hosted in Ontario, delegates from any province/country are welcomed.

The theme of the 2018 Institute is focused on decolonizing our spaces. What does it mean to decolonize library spaces and places? Join experts and colleagues to consider how we create, view and use library spaces, while making them more relevant and accessible for all. Learn more about culturally appropriate space planning and design strategies to create more responsive spaces.