While future-facing libraries are pushing boundaries, the public still perceives libraries as being primarily about books. As libraries of all types expand their focus, physical spaces are being transformed in ways we couldn't have imagined even 10 years ago. Rethink how your library's space might be configured to better engage your existing users as well as draw in new users. Learn how some key budget-friendly alterations to existing library space can refresh users' perceptions and keep them coming back.
Presented by Kimberly Bolan and Associates
Kimberly (Kim) Bolan Cullin is an experienced librarian, consultant, and author with a broad background in libraries as well as planning and design. She is the president and principal consultant of KBA. Prior to starting KBA, Kim worked in academic, K-12, and public libraries. As a library administrator she conducted several strategic plans as well as planned and managed two public library building and expansion projects. As a library consultant, KBA has provided services to hundreds of public, school, and academic libraries across the United States and abroad. Kim is a Library Journal recognized "Mover & Shaker" (2004), has published three books and numerous journal articles, and is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences.
Rob Cullin's primary involvement with library consulting began in 2005 when he and Kim co-authored Technology Made Simple and began writing and presenting together across the United States. Since then, Rob has been involved in many of KBA's strategic plans and facilities planning projects. Through his previous work as President and Co-Founder of Evanced Solutions, LLC he has had involvement with thousands of libraries across the USA, Canada, and Australia. With a broad set of experiences reaching beyond libraries, Rob has specialties in strategic planning, data and demographic analysis, marketing, and organizational design. He was also a Library Journal recognized "Mover & Shaker" in 2008.