Core Library Facilities and Interiors Interest Group

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Purpose: Studies, evaluates, and recommends in matters relating to library furniture, equipment, and building planning for all types of libraries.

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This interest group is part of Core's Buildings and Operations Section.

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Invitation to join the new Library Facilities & Interiors Interest Group

  • 1.  Invitation to join the new Library Facilities & Interiors Interest Group

    Posted Jan 22, 2021 07:40 PM

    Hello and Welcome!

    This email is an invitation to join the new Library Facilities & Interiors Interest Group!


    The new Library Facilities & Interiors Interest Group is an informal and online based discussion group that has been created through the merging two of LLAMA's Building and Equipment Community of Practice (BECoP) discussion groups. You may have known these as the Library Facilities Planning Discussion Group (llama-bes-fpdg) and the Library Interiors Discussion Group. Through open discussion, we will answer questions to allow all librarians, library faculty, and library staff interested in the planning, programming, and general oversight of their library facilities to fully maximize facility potential. 


    Please Join Us 

    We will convene Thursday, February 4th at 2pm CT for a session during Interest Group Week.

    The 45-minute session will be an open discussion where we examine how library facilities and operations are adjusting to COVID-19 and what lessons can be learned through the unintended consequences. 


    Core will host the upcoming IG Week during the first week of February 21. This will be an annual virtual event, separate from Midwinter, with the goal of highlighting the interest groups' activities. Anyone can join any session.


    Start the Conversation

    Please feel free to submit one or more questions that you would like to ask the community or a trend or observation you would like to hear the group discuss. We are all ears!


    Connect and Share

    The Library Facilities & Interiors Interest Group is free, and open to all including non-ALA and non-Core members. You can find and join our discussions in the newly revamped ALA Connect online platform. Use your ALA login  or, if not an ALA member, sign up for a free account. Instructions (video) here:


    We hope you will join us on February 4th and please invite your friends and colleagues to join if they wish to do so. We all want to learn and/or contribute!


    Gili Meerovitch & Dick Waters




    Gili Meerovitch
    Pfeiffer Partners Architects