A half day event organised by the Career Development Group North Eastern Division. This event is aimed at library and information professionals from all sectors interested in library design and space planning projects. You will hear from professionals who will outline projects, cover strategic elements in re-developing library space and provide practical hints and tips to implement in the real world.
09:30 – 10:00 Arrival, registration and networking
10:00 – 10.45 Kathryn Armstrong – South Tyneside Council.
Kathryn is Libraries Manager for South Tyneside Library and Information Service. After completing her MA she moved to South Tyneside to be a Young People’s Services Librarian. After various restructures within the Council, Kathryn moved to being “Libraries Development Officer” and then Manager.
In this session Kathryn will highlight the challenges of planning for a new library in the current economic and political climate. She will outline the methods used so far in engaging a variety of stakeholders including work colleagues and the general public.
10.45-11.30 Dr Richard Pears – Durham University
Richard works with the departments of History, Music and Law as an Academic Liaison Librarian at Durham University Library. He is the co-author of Palgrave Macmillan’s ‘Cite them Right: the Essential Referencing Guide’ and recently achieved a PhD from Newcastle University.
Richard will talk about the opportunities and challenges presented by the Bill Bryson Library’s £11 million East Wing extension, which opened in April 2012. He will also discuss the current two year refurbishment project which will improve the infrastructure in the older parts of the building.
11.30-11.45 Break including refreshments
11.45-13.00 David Errington – Newcastle University
David Errington is Head of Learning Environment at the Robinson Library at Newcastle University. In addition to his work in the Robinson Library, David has lectured in the Library School at Northumbria University and has been an active member of CILIP at Regional and National level for UCRG/ARLG. He has been involved in a variety of library refurbishments projects over the years. Although David’s role has a wide remit, his real interest is the changing use of space in the modern academic library.
David will be discussing the major Robinson Library 2011-12 refurbishment project as well as highlighting the important role of the Team Valley Research Reserve Storage Facility within their refurbishment project planning process. He will also address ways to engage stakeholders and ensure effect communication with users as well as colleagues in Estates Support Services sections.
13:00 – 13:05 Round up, final questions and close
13:05 – 13:25 Optional tours of the Robinson Library which includes recently refurbished Levels 3 and 4