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We are thrilled to report that we will be presenting our program Communicate Effectively with Your Library Building Design Professionals – Achieve the Library You Need in June at ALA18 in New Orleans.
Whether you are preparing the ground work for an addition or new library building project, our program will help you clarify and document the needs of your community users and library staff so that you can direct your designer to provide you with the library design you need.
The Schedule of Sessions will be announced 8 November, 2017. Follow ALA Annual on Twitter
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We are look forward to meeting librarians and trustees at the @ Ontario Library Association Super Conference #OLASC in Toronto this Friday, 3 February.
Our Session and Workshop - "Communicate Effectively with Design Professionals" - will introduce and develop the concept of the the Library Building Program Document as a comprehensive method for organizing your library’s requirements and communicating them to library users, board, city or municipal councils and the architect.
We believe that the librarian is the person who should lead the Library Building Project and we do everything we can to support you with tools to help you systematically navigate your Library Building Project. There is no need to reinvent the wheel or feel unsupported.
We help librarians lead the pre-planning phase of the library building project and offer and explain the use of methods and strategies to use throughout the design development phase that help you retain control of your design into the acceptance of construction drawings.
So that you are familiar with the visual language that designers use, we will introduce you to adjacency charts; bubble diagrams; construction drawing schedules and Room Data Sheets . We will workshop three of these with exercises so that all our attendees can get hands on experience of the work involved and gain some experience for when you begin the design conversation with your architect.
Details at this link. Hope we meet you there.
Today more than 300 committed citizens of the world are working to help you control your private and personal information. They are all global Ambassadors for PRIVACY by DESIGN. (PbD)
The "PbD framework" for the "unanimously (adopted)... resolution by International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Jerusalem at their annual conference in 2010 ensures that privacy is embedded into new technologies and business practices, right from the outset – as an 'essential component of fundamental privacy protection'.”
Privacy by Design is a concept that was developed by Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, back in the 90’s, to address the ever-growing and systemic effects of Information and Communication Technologies, and of large–scale networked data systems.
"At the time, (when PbD was started) the notion of embedding privacy into the design of technology was far less popular – taking a strong regulatory stance was the preferred course of action. Since then, things have changed considerably and the Privacy by Design approach is now enjoying widespread popularity.
Privacy by Design advances the view that the future of privacy cannot be assured solely by compliance with legislation and regulatory frameworks; rather, privacy assurance must ideally become an organization’s default mode of operation.
Initially, deploying Privacy–Enhancing Technologies (PETs) was seen as the solution. Today, we understand that a more substantial approach is required – extending the use of PETs to taking a positive–sum, not a zero-sum, approach."
Quoting directly from their site:
Privacy by Design does not wait for privacy risks to materialize, nor does it offer remedies for resolving privacy infractions once they have occurred – it aims to prevent them from occurring. In short, Privacy by Design comes before-the-fact, not after.
PdD (ensures that) privacy and gaining personal control over one’s information and, for organizations, gaining a sustainable competitive advantage — may be accomplished by practicing the 7 Foundational Principles.
We are honoured and proud to announce that with Robert's acceptance at PbD,PLAN22 has just become a member Ambassador.
PbD keeps up to date with international Privacy Precedents.
"Increasingly, courts in Canada and the U.S. are deciding vital issues related to law enforcement, technology, and our right to privacy. In an effort to counter any impression that privacy is somehow dead or dying in this area, we will be pointing you to the latest privacy-protective decisions that caught our eye. You are invited to actively participate. Please submit any judicial decisions you see to [email protected] to be considered for the site."
In the Philippines, actLAB NYC on KICKSTARTER (see our side bar on this site) has partnered with the St. Vincent Institute in the town of Maribojoc, Bohol, which was completely destroyed by back-to back catastrophes: the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that was immediately followed by super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) on October 15, 2013 in the largely rural region of Visayasand. The area remains largely on it's own to struggle without funding.
This partnership project is an attempt to rebuild space for 150 students of the 1,134 classrooms that were destroyed.
"The structures combine local craftsmanship with modern engineering for maximum resiliency. The goal is to empower locals to maintain and repair the structure with their inherent building knowhow + innovate cottage industries [thus revitalizing the local economic ecosystem] while promoting sustainability."
Want to help? Click HERE too and go to 'Donate' on the far right at the ClassAct Foundation.
" actLAB is a New York-based collaborative design group working at the intersection of architecture, education, illustration and social entrepreneurship. We design for the the social effect we aspire architecture to instigate, and draw from urban complexities and shifts that architecture must respond to. | actLAB is lead by Australian registered architect & Columbia University GSAPP alum + academic, Aya Maceda (www.ayamaceda.com) with collaborators, Buzz Wei (architect/ GSAPP alum: http://buzzwei.4ormat.com) and Sandra Javera (architect/illustrator: www.sandrajavera.com) | 195 Plymouth Street, Dumbo Brooklyn, NY 11201 [email protected]"
On Friday the 28 March, I am presenting a Workshop to librarians, members of the Ramapo Catskill Library System , about the importance of talking with and listening to users, staff, community and architects throughout the planning phase of a Library Building Project
You cannot effectively communicate with people about your project unless you know what your library needs are in great detail. We always stress the essential element - your Strategic Plan.
A well researched and documented Plan is only the beginnning of the process of planning and building your new library or library space. It is an understatement to say that a project like this will demand of you a great deal of work and personal dedication. A Library Building Project is one of the most demanding and ultimately, rewarding projects you will ever do.
This Workshop outlines in detail the work required so that you will be prepared to answer the questions put to you by your board, the public and your architect throughout the Library Building Project.
NYLA e-Bulletin is publishing PLAN22's 11 part series "Strategic Planning @ Your Library".
Members see: The e-Bulletin
Who would do good, sensible design if it weren't named other than a rose?
I would, I do, but I gather the rest of the world needs a catchy handle.
As a person who did her design education in the 70's I find this 'already-done-and-got-the-high-heels-like'. Perhaps some building owners and trustees still haven't heard of any of this so here goes.
Library Systems are poster children!
Librarians have always known how to work together collectively to deliver high quality service to the maximum number of people for the least amount of money. Library Systems help librarians achieve those lofty goals every day, 24/7.
Library Systems in New York, and in other states and provinces are the support system to librarians and library users. People who work for a Library System often do so in the background to provide all manner of services from inter library loans; cataloging and automated on line catalogs; trustee training and help with grant applications and processing funds from state aid. Library systems help our librarians provide the services to a public who expects excellence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on line and in the library.
This video was taken 29 November 2011 in Albany, NY. Play time is 25m 45sec.
It is an excerpt from a Public Hearing: Funding Public Libraries in New York State under the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Libraries & Education Technology, Chair, Assemblyman, Bob Reilly.
The speakers are, in order of appearance: Robert Hubsher, Executive Director of the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS), Middletown, NY RCLS Facts ; Marilyn McIntosh, Director/Librarian, Monroe Free Library, Monroe, NY MONROE and James Mahoney, Director/Librarian, Nyack Library, Nyack, NY The Nyack Library| Welcome .
To see the notes, right click or hover on the call out button at the upper left corner of the slide.
Yesterday we welcomed seven people our workshop - Roadmap to a Successful New Building. Thank you all for your participation and for sharing your experiences. I will have the slides and our notes posted here within the week.
Arcadia University is a little jewel of a campus with "more than 4,000 students choose from among 75 fields of study." We were impressed with the physical therapy and physician assistant degrees that they offer. They have a fascinating range of programs: Arcadia University
Bob Kiserman and Ms.Timothy of the Library Management Institute LMI, and the guest speakers were welcoming and accomodating; the roster of workshop topics was timely and useful; the presenters were steeped in the knowledge of their subjects that comes with years of life experience and we wish we could have stayed and gone to many of the workshops ourselves!
I can't resist adding this photo: It's a thermostat on the marble wall of the 'Ladies' in the castle building - end of the 19th century technology! Take a closer look at the bottom when you roll over the pop out image.
Our appreciation also to Ann Marie Mazdiack and the Southern Ontario Library System for allowing us to refer to their Library Development Guide #5 - Making the Case for your Library Building Project that we authored for them. SOLS publications
29 January 2011
Check out this site! Learn how to get the word about your library out to your community. Free. Effectively. Professionally!
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has funded OCLC to develop a promotional campaign that is distributed free to any library that wants to participate in this, beautifully designed and eye-catching program.
Our thanks to Mary Lou Carolan of the Walkill Public Library in Walkill New York for inviting us to join her colleagues - librarians from Orange County, NY, - their staff; teens; Friends of the Walkill Library; interested citizens and supportive Seniors.
Jenny Powell from OCLC -Home [OCLC] (US) and Home [OCLC] (CAN) made a comprehensive presentation to introduce the concept and answered dozens of questions from the group who became more excited by the program as Jenny showed how the promotional materials can be used and tailored to fit local library needs.
Explore the site and see how you can getyourlibrarygeekon at your library!
HUGE NEWS !
MARCH 2010 ... a new UK strategic plan for public libraries
Margaret Hodge, Minister for Culture who launched the Public Library Consultation in December 2009 writes in her Introduction: “A vision for Public Libraries”: "...public libraries are not about sitting back and passively waiting for people to borrow your books – they are about active engagement with the community, making links to other public services, and responding to the policy imperatives of the day. Where that happens there is evidence of their transformative impact."
The modernisation review of public libraries:A policy statement (issued to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport,by Command of Her Majesty, March 2010) has 6 Chapters - the titles of which are:
"Chapter 1 – Aim: to drive the quality of all library services up to the level of the best
Chapter 2 – Aim: to reverse the current trend of decline in library usage and grow the numbers using the library service
Chapter 3 – Aim: that the library service is able to respond to limited public resource and economic pressures
Chapter 4 – Aim: to ensure that all libraries respond to a 24/7 culture and to changing expectations of people who want immediate access to information
Chapter 5 – Aim: that all libraries grasp the opportunities presented by digitisation
Chapter 6 – Aim: to demonstrate to citizens, commentators and politicians that libraries are still relevant and vital"
Here are some of the key issues set out in the plan for implementation at the national and local levels:
We will build on the information presented in the recent publication that PLAN22 authored for the Southern Ontario Library System (SOLS): Making the Case for Your Building Project. These webinars will focus on developing further the concepts of data gathering and building program development.
Data Collection - the Foundation to Effective Leadership of a Library Building Project. Our main message: you can't get where you're going if you don't know where you are.
WHY COLLECT DATA?
We emphasize how important it is for the librarian to lead the examination of the library's existing processes and spaces. Understanding the facts about your existing library will lead to better decision making. When planning is removed from emotion and personal impressions, you are well placed to deliver of the library that your community needs.
The more you understand about your library the better able you are to communicate your library's vision. Your audiences can be the community, special interest groups, City Council, the press and Municipal Council. The person who manages the data collection and the analysis of that information is best able to communicate Library's plans.
WEBINAR 2 ~ 27 May 10:00 to 11:15 am
The Library Building Program - Roadmap to Success. The library building program is the base for all the decisions that will be made throughout the building project. The building programming exercise is a vital, accessible tool. It helps to ensure that every aspect of the project is investigated and documented.
In this webinar session we will underscore~
- the importance of the data that comprises the library building program,
- how it is communicated,
- how it is presented,
- how it is used and
- who uses it.
A well designed, thoroughly written, relevant building program helps the library Board and building team meet the needs of the community. A good building program, used as a working document throughout the design and building phases of the project, helps keep the project on target and librarian in the leadership seat.
At PLAN22 we combine 50 years of knowledge and expertise in librarianship and architecture to help librarians and their communities.