Ok, this is a bit of a plug, but I wants to get the word out.
This year, not only will we have the usual sessions, but the OLA New Building Awards Reception and Presentations. I recently underwent an archiving project to digitalize all the submissions from 2007 to 2010.
I’d suggest considering it if you’re looking to give your library a new look, or even consider the shifting paradigm of what a library ‘as place’ needs to be.
Highlights for me are the tour and information session for the Toronto Reference Library on Wednesday morning, and ‘From “Temple of Knowledge” to “Place of Desire”’ with the Innisfil Public Library. They’re really a leading edge here in Ontario on what a library needs to be in the 21st century, and I can’t wait to see what they have to say.
If you need more information or are thinking about attending, there’s lots of information here.