Coming up in the Education Institute: 


One hour web conference - Thursday September 29, 2011 at 2:00pm ET/11:00am PT

Tired of looking at the same old four walls?  Want to give your small library a lift but don’t have much money or time?  Library makeovers don’t have to be expensive or terribly time-consuming.  With a little planning and some creative thinking, you’d be surprised at what you might come up with.  Based on the examples provided in Facelifts for Special Libraries, this introductory Web-seminar will provide tips and tricks for how you can renew your library space without needing too much time or money.



Four week course starting on Wednesday November 9, 2011 at 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT

  • Participants will learn techniques to assess their existing spaces
  • Participants will learn ways to build successful teams for their revitalization projects
  • Participants will learn basic project planning skills
  • Participants will learn basic techniques for reading and developing floor plans
  • Participants will learn about basic tools for revitalizing their digital library spaces with web tools or social media

Key Topics to be Explored:
Part One: Assessment and Planning

  1. Internal and external assessments
  2. Build support for your project

Part Two: Basic Project management techniques

  1. Build your project team
  2. Project planning

Part Three: Revitalization ideas for physical spaces

  1. Simple ways to revitalize your physical spaces
    • Interior design
    • Floor plans and layouts
    • Green tips

Part Four: Revitalization ideas for digital spaces

  1. Simple ways to revitalize your digital spaces
    • Renovating your intranet or web presence
    • Use of social media to connect with your users
    • Other tools


Dawn Bassett is the author of Facelifts for Special Libraries, available through the OLA Store. This title will be offered at a reduced rate to those registering for the EI session or course. 


Michelle Arbuckle, MLIS

Education Program Co-ordinator

Education Institute
Ontario Library Association
50 Wellington St E Suite 201
Toronto ON M5E 1C8
416.363.3388 x.30