LLAMA BES Interior Design Awards Committee (Buildings and Equipment Section) Committee
Program Description (Formal program proposal is available here on Connect)
This will be a panel discussion done in an interview format. Our moderators, Deb Sunday and Elisabeth Martin, a librarian and an interior designer respectively, will ask the panelists questions that are on the survey and probe for additional insights that help reinforce and validate the connection between designer and librarian.
Here are the questions that were brainstormed at ALA Boston:
What was the goal of your interior design project?
What was your biggest surprise after the building was opened?
What was your biggest disappointment?
What’s your favorite feature?
What’s your favorite finish?
Have your users been surveyed about the project? What do they respond to the most?
What features do your staff love? Hate?
If a librarian, what’s your advice for working with a designer?
If a designer, what’s your advice for working with a librarian?
What didn’t you think would work that did?
What changes have you made since completion?
Did you have to spend money unexpectedly to complete the project or to maintain furnishings/finishes?
Was there any aspect to the design that hampered future flexibility of the space?
What do you know now that you wish you knew then?
Fill in the blanks: Don’t ever ____________________
Be sure to ____________________
PLEASE ADD YOUR COMMENTS TO ADD, EDIT, OR DELETE QUESTIONS FROM THE LIST.
THE DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS WILL BE FEBRUARY 5 at 5 p.m. EST. The Program Committee will distribute the questions in the form of a survey to all award winners and compile the results. They will also send the questions to the Presenters to help them prepare for the interview panel at the program.