Planning Your Library | Post-COVID

Don't miss this hands-on workshop that answers 4-W's and an H:
(register below)

  • What will patrons expect after the pandemic?
  • Where should library leaders focus change for post-pandemic renovations?
  • When should libraries retain extra services from the pandemic? 
  • Why will designed flexibility help libraries adapt?
  • How will two years of isolation change how people interact with space?

Description: This workshop is a hands-on exploration of library space design in a new era. Bring floor plans for your current as you will use them to complete exercises throughout the day. Attendees will work in teams with other attendees from the same library to focus on critical issues or work with attendees from other libraries to gain broader exposure. 

Presenters: David Vinjamuri, NYU professor and author of "Library Space Planning: A PLA Guide"; and award-winning architects Joe Huberty and Gil Entzminger.

Dave Vinjamuri Joe Huberty Gil Entzminger



  • 10am - 3:30pm, May 3, 2022
    Central Rappahannock, Howell Branch
    806 Lyons Boulevard, Fredericksburg
  • 10am - 3:30pm, May 4, 2022
    Norfolk Public Library, Pretlow Branch
    111 W. Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk

Cost: $25 for VLA Members / $40 for non-members; lunch will be provided

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