A "Libraries 2020" initiative hosted annually by the Ontario Library Association.
Despite fiscal restraints in public funding, there are continuous library projects occurring including new buildings, renovations, retro-fits, and interior design. The purpose of the Institute is to provide a learning opportunity for the library, municipal, design, and architect sectors to learn more about physical space, (e.g., characteristics of great future-oriented spaces; advocacy for the library as physical space; effective collaboration with communities, architects, project managers, municipal officials, and builders) and to become equipped to plan and respond quickly to capitalize on opportunities for development and redevelopment for all types of libraries.
The Institute also hosts the OLA Library Building Awards at a gala awards reception, recognizing excellence in building, renovations, and design.
The 2012 Annual Institute theme is "Collaborative Spaces Create Community"
Location: Blue Mountain Resort, Collingwood, Ontario
Date: July 10 - 11, 2012
For more information visit 2012 Annual Institute
Please download the Draft 2012 Program here.
Please click here to Register
Early Bird Rate: Before June 1, 2012 - $199 +tax ($224.87)
Regular Rate: After June 1, 2012 - $239 +tax
Delegates will have the opportunity to book additional days at Blue Mountain Resort at a reduced cost. Come for the professional development and stay for the kids adventure camps, world-class golfing and relaxing beaches. For more information on the resort click here: http://www.bluemountain.ca/green_quickfacts.htm
Special accommodation pricing is available for delegates. Rates for Resort Rooms start at $124 and Village Suites at $199.
Please quote group name - Ontario Library Association and group reservation number GRP103115 when making your reservation to obtain the negotiated group rate.
Contact Ontario Library Association