LLAMA Webinar Explores New Digital Media Commons for Northeastern University

The age of the digital media commons has arrived, leaving in its wake yesterday’s traditional academic library.   But how do library planners begin to make this dramatic transition?   The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “A New Digital Media Commons for Northeastern University,” on Wed., May 7 at 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Central time).

This webinar will present practical techniques that were used during the 2012 renovation of Northeastern University’s main library.  This renovation created a new setting for collaborative learning.  Administrators requested that the work be done on an accelerated schedule within a fixed budget.  In addition, all library operations needed to continue uninterrupted on a 24/7 basis throughout the course of construction.

Wilson Architects worked closely with the library, the College of Media and Design, the Information Technology Group, facilities planning and student and faculty groups to develop a unified vision for the library renovation and manage the complex implementation process.

The result is a new Digital Media Commons that completely changes the way in which students, faculty, and staff learn, educate, and collaborate.

Webinar participants will learn:

-          Key environmental trends affecting campus libraries
-          How to create shared visions for a diverse constituency
-          Master planning to integrate emerging digital technologies
-          How to use prototypes to test design concepts
-          Construction Phasing strategies that preserve library functionality
-          Cost estimating techniques that ensure accurate budgets
-          New approaches to interior design that support digital collaboration

Presenters: Elizabeth Habich, Director Administration and Finance, Northeastern University Libraries;  Mark Allen, Principal, Wilson Architects;  Kevin Triplett, Associate, Wilson Architects, Boston

LLAMA member: $49
Non-LLAMA member $59
LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199
Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

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