"Space Planning for Academic Law Libraries"
The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) is offering a program on "Space
Planning for Academic Law Libraries" on March 12-13,1999 at the Duke University School
of Law in Durham, NC. The program is designed to provide the knowledge and the insights
necessary to create and maintain effective academic law library facilities for the 21st
century. The program will revolve around four themes: space planning for service points,
workflow, and library technology; space planning for user spaces in an era of rapid
technological change; planning and justifying space for collection growth in a period of
increasing reliance on digital media; and the role of the law librarian/administrator in space
planning before, during, and after construction projects.
to be Presented at Duke University on March 12-13, 1999
Participants will learn how to:
- Design and position service points that effectively meet the needs of the library users,
while efficiently deploying library staff.
- Design work spaces that facilitate the library's normal workflow patterns and provide
flexibility as library work changes.
- Create the appropriate mixes of library user space to support student and faculty
research and study, while providing the flexibility to meet future demands on library space.
- Allocate space for collections, how to choose the best alternatives for book storage
and preservation, and how to show the continuing need for appropriate collection space
in the law library facility.
- Educate deans and university administrators, and be effective advocates for the library
during the facilities planning process.
- Work with architects, project managers, contractors, and others involved in
- Manage the move into new space and anticipate the unanticipated effects of change.
Who should attend this program? Academic law librarians and other law school
administrators charged with ongoing responsibility for library space planning, as well as
those with responsibilities for renovations to library facilities, additions to existing
buildings, and new library construction.
Information about the "Space Planning for Academic Law Libraries" program is available
on AALLNET at http://www.aallnet.org/prodev/. Questions should
be referred to Lara Koban, AALL Educational Program Coordinator, at 312.939.4764 or