Our program showcases an exciting mix of keynote speakers, panel session and workshops. We have invited speakers who are thought leaders, librarians, architects and designers to share their experience and expertise with you. There will also be guided tours of the Capotoline Hill Museums..
Day 1: Wednesday 21 August 2019
9.00 Welcome and Introductions – Luca Bergamo – Vice Sindaco and Assessore alla Crescita Culturale – Roma Capitale ( Deputy Mayor and Councilor for Cultural Growth) and Participating Committee Leaders – Mimi Calter, Diane Koen, Jan Richards
9.10 – 10.15 – Civic Engagement
- Anna-Maria Soininvaara, Director Helsinki Central Library, Oodi The evolving concept of library- Robots in Book Heaven
- Siobhan A Reardon, President & Director, Free Library of Philadelphia 21st Century spaces in 20th Century Buildings
10.15 – 11.00 – Coffee
11.00 – 11.30 – Civic Engagement Continues
- Kelly Brubaker, Shepley Bullfinch & Jeremy Upton, , Director of Library & University Collections, Information Services, University of Edinburgh The Academic Library as a platform for University and Civic Engagement
11.30 – 12.45 Round-table
- The IFLA Public Library of the Year Awards; what makes a winning entry? A conversation with shortlisted libraries and jury members. Projects to be explored include Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, (Australia), Tampines Regional Library (Singapore) and Villa-Lobos Park Library (Brazil). Speakers include Jan Richards (Chair), Leikny Indergaard, Santi Romero, Patti Manolis, Pierre Andre Ruprecht and Lynne Koh.
12.45 – 14.00 – Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 – Assessment and Alignment
- Colleen Cook, McGill University Library with Martha Kyrillidou QualityMetrics LLC The evolving concept of ‘library’ and its impact on library design
- Mary Ann Mavrinac, University of Rochester Align and anchor strategies for library design
- Carolyn Robertson, Christchurch City Council Tūranga, transforming central library services in Christchurch
15.30 – 16.00 – Lightning Talks from Platinum Sponsors
16.10-17.00 – Transit Time
17.00 – 19.00 – Reception Caffè della Arte at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna
Transport will be provided from the conference venue to the reception venue. While you are at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna take the time to view some of the amazing exhibitions.
Day 2: Thursday 22 August 2019
8.30 – 8.50 Registration
8.50 – 9.00 Welcome back and Introductions – Mimi Calter, Diane Koen, Jan Richards
9.00 – 12.00
Workshop: Built for Inclusion Workshop hosted by Traci Lesneski, Principal MSR Design
Each of us experiences buildings differently, depending on our own cultural, social, economic, and physical circumstances. Religion, gender, age, mental health and the various ways we each rely on our senses also play a role in how we experience the built environment. Yet many buildings are designed to accommodate only a narrow slice of the human population. Awareness of potential barriers when considering the built environment can make the difference between places that support inclusion and ones that do not welcome all users. This interactive workshop creates awareness about
the built environment’s role in inclusion and demonstrates how to leverage the design process and outcomes as powerful tools in the quest for inclusive library buildings. Includes coffee break.
12.00 – 13.15 – Lunch
13.15 – 14.00 – Design and Sustainability
- Louise Jones, Chinese University of Hong Kong Green Libraries amid rapid development; what can be done?
- Klaus Ulrich Werner, Philological Library at the Freie Universität Berlin Design follows function? Wrong question and correct answers
14.00 – 15.00 – Italian Perspectives on Library Design
- Marco Muscogiuri, Politecnico di Milano Towards new models of public libraries | Verso nuovi modelli di biblioteche pubbliche
- Anna Raimondi, Studio Feiffer, e Raimondi, Venezia istoric preservation and adaptive reuse of an industrial archaeological building into the new library at the Department of Architecture: The Pavilion of the ex-slaughterhouse of Testaccio in Rome
- Riccardo Roselli, King&Roselli, The Pontificial Lateran University Library
15.00 – 15.30 – Close