Within and around the District of Columbia there are a number of compelling library buildings and library initiatives that merit personal exploration. Join us for a tour of several new DCPL branches (Woodridge, Cleveland Park and West End) each integrated into their respective neighborhoods in interesting ways (including a public-private partnership). Additionally, DCPL Library Executive Director, Richard Reyes-Gavilan, will update us on the progress and concepts for the renovation of the system’s central facility, the MLK Library designed by noted modernist architect, Mies Van der Rohe, reviewing how they plan to preserve/recognize the legacy of Mies and the legacy of Martin Luther King while re-establishing the central library as central in the lives of DC citizens. Because DCPL‘s newest ideas are embodied in projects not yet built, Rich will also share initiatives and innovations that will be incorporated in their soon to-be-built branch library projects. We will also visit the Laurel Branch Library (Laurel, MD), a 2018 AIA/ALA award recipient - check out the full-size dinosaur and erupting volcano in the Children’s Room! Registration includes bus transportation and box lunch.
ALA Unit/Subunit: LLAMA, LLAMA_Buildings and Equipment Community of Practice
Meeting Type: Ticketed Event
Cost: SOLD OUT - Ticketed Event. Not included with registration. Visit the Ticketed Events Information Page for further details.