Keynote Topic:

Whether designing new spaces or remodeling existing ones, working from past successes is crucial. Dr. Bernier and Dr. Kemp will share findings on an IMLS-funded research project using surveys and video transcriptions from 800 of the newest U.S. libraries. The presentation will highlight four beneficial topics: how youth contribute to space design; alternatives in youth seating; and actual youth feedback on what is most important to them about YA designated library spaces. Another portion of the project demonstrates the great potential of using simulated libraries for evidence-based practice in general and specialized library design and services.

While their study focused on using teens they will discuss applying their research to all situations.

Keynote Speakers:

Anthony Bernier, PhD Dr. Bernier teaches youth services. He’s a regular columnist for the journal Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), and author of VOYA’s YA Spaces of Your Dreams Collection (2012), and Transforming Young Adult Services, (2013).

Dr. Jeremy W. Kemp, Ed.DDr. Kemp’s work explores the ways librarians, teachers and learners use communication technologies for education. He co-founded the SLOODLE project (Second Life Object Oriented Distance Learning Environment) with Dr. Daniel Livingstone of University of West of Scotland.

Free! Registration is required.

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided

When: Friday, May 9, 2014, 9am – 12pm
Where: Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. @ Grove
9-9:30am Registration, light refreshments, networking
9:30-10am Welcome remarks, BayNet Business Meeting
10-10:30am Break
10:30-11:45am Keynote presentation, including Q&A