Space Planning: Reinventing Your Library Space in Jacksonville, FL

When:  Dec 12, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (ET)

Space Planning: Reinventing Your Library Space is a regional and interactive workshop that guides attendees through a day of learning on how space planning works. Whether you're interested in rearranging existing furniture to increase circulation, make it easier for patrons to find programs, renovating, or even designing a new library, the Space Planning workshop will give you a concrete set of tools to use. This workshop uses learnings from retail stores to help librarians understand how to make libraries more accessible and easier to understand for patrons. Also covered is working with architects and interior designers and signage and wayfinding.

As a participant, you will work both individually and in groups to begin applying these new skills. Throughout the day-long training, New York University (NYU) professor and Forbes contributor, David Vinjamuri, will provide insights, best practices, and tools to help you think clearly about your library’s current space and map out a plan that will improve how you use your existing space, or how you might design a new space.

At the end of this training, attendees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a shared understanding of best practices in planning library space in the 21st century;
  • Recognize methods for improving circulation of library materials using various retail techniques; and
  • Apply insights and best practices in space planning to design a renovation or build out new library space.


  • PLA Member $150
  • Other $185
  • Group (up to 3 attendees)* $285
Registration covers attendance for the workshop, a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, assorted handouts, lunch, and a copy of David Vinjamuri’s downloadable Space Planning PDF.

*Parties interested in registering as a group should contact Symone Villasenor at 312-280-5018 or

The deadline to register for this workshop is November 27, 2019.


Main Library, Jacksonville Public Library
303 Main Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
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Symone Villasenor
(312) 280-5018