Design Institute

PLEASE NOTE: All New Jersey registrants will receive a promotional 30% discount 
using the code: NJ30 
Join us in New Jersey for a day-long seminar and start planning the library of the future today.
Hosted by Library Journal in partnership with Cherry Hill Public Library, the New Jersey Library Association, and the NJ State Library, the newest installment of our library building and design event will bring you the latest trends in library design. Dig deep with architects, librarians, and vendors to explore building anew and renovating or retrofitting spaces both large and small that will engage your community.
Fri, September 28, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
Cherry Hill Public Library
Whether you're in the dreaming and planning stages or further along the design road, you'll find ideas, information, and inspiration, no matter your budget!
This full-day think tank will resonate with both New Jersey librarians preparing a grant proposal thanks to the passage of the NJ Library Construction Bond Act and out-of-state librarians looking to revitalize their own libraries. It provides expert panel discussions with architects and librarians and architect-led, problem-solving breakout sessions dealing with real-life design challenges submitted in advance by you and your fellow attendees. "Speed-sessions" with individual architects will help you address your own library-specific questions (be sure to bring photos, illustrations, floor plans, or plat maps-whatever you think will enhance the discussion). There will be plenty of face time and networking opportunities throughout the day with colleagues, too.


Arrive a day early for an optional afternoon tour of local libraries, as well as a post-tour reception on Thursday, September 27. 


Are there any design challenges that your library currently faces? Register before Friday, August 17 to be eligible to have your library featured in a breakout session.
This event is open to librarians, library board or foundation members, and the library's city planners/officials. If you are an architect and would like to sponsor one of our Design Institute events, please contact Advertising Director Roy Futterman:


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A limited number of rooms is available from September 27 to 29 at the following hotel:
Group rate: $119/night
Book here
Rate cutoff date: September 20, 2018

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