The Library of Trinity College Dublin presented “Library as Place; Place as Library”, a half-day seminar in the Trinity Long Room Hub on 25th February 2016.
This event explored and debated how changing educational dynamics and user behaviour are impacting on current and future library spaces and how they are redefining the physical library. Speakers included leading architects, with both international and national experience, as well as a range of experts talking about the current Irish experience of library design. The seminar concluded with a dialogue to imagine “What will the Library look like in 2030?”
Date: Thursday 25 February 2016
Time: 13:30 – 17:30
Venue: Neill Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin
13:30 Welcome and Introduction – Helen Shenton, Librarian and College Archivist, the Library of Trinity College Dublin.
13:45 Keynote – Karen Latimer, Medical & HSC Librarian, Queen’s University Belfast and Chair of the Designing Libraries Advisory Board, and past Chair of the Standing Committee of the IFLA Library Buildings & Equipment Section.
The Irish Experience
15:45 YouTube video of Hunt Library, North Carolina State University.
14:45 “Library space in the Future”. Discussion chaired by Helen Shenton, Librarian and College Archivist. Panel discussion including Professor Vinny Cahill, Dr Edward McParland, Karen Latimer, and architects (as above) with audience participation.
17:30 – Reception.