The Context for Library Planning: The Next Phase
WU Vienna, Austria
The LIBER Architecture Group (LAG) Seminar 2018 was held in Vienna on April 18-20, 2018 in the Library & Learning Center of WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business). This was the 19th seminar in the LIBER Architecture Group Seminar series and focused on “The Context for Library Planning: The Next Phase.”
WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) has built an amazing new campus, which opened in October 2013. The central building, the Library & Learning Center, is surrounded by five building complexes designed by internationally renowned architects.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
10:00 Optional pre-conference tour. Visit to WU campus. (Architectural Tours Vienna)
13:30 Opening and Welcome. Sylvia van Peteghem (Chair LIBER Architecture Group) & Nikolaus Berger (Director WU Library)
14:00 Keynote Planning process for the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Christoph Sommer (Project Manager Campus WU)
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 Session 1: City and Campus Planning: the library’s role. Chair: Sylvia van Peteghem; Kampus Dejvice, Prague / Role of the Library in Public Space.Martin Svoboda (Director National Library of Technology Prague) & Pavla Melková (Architect, IPR Prague); Transforming the Campus as Knowledge Hub, the KIT-library’s contribution. Friederike Hoebel (Learning space design).
16:30 Session 2: Vienna University of Economics and Business Library. Chair: Sylvia van Peteghem. How to be a successful project leader: balancing users’, architects’ and planners’ requirements in the financial and legal context; Ann Kessler (Subproject Coordinator Campus WU). Introduction to the Vienna University of Economics and Business Library, Nikolaus Berger (Director WU Library).
17:30 Tour of the Library & Learning Center
19:00 Reception by the WU Library
Thursday, April 19, 2018
09:00 Session 3: Technical Issues. Chair: Ulrich Niederer. Sustainability at the Library, University of Graz, Hannes Zollner (Architect & Library Building Specialist); WU Library – RFID and other technical innovations, Silvia Köpf (Head of Reader Service, WU Library); The challenges of updating historic spaces to 21st century use including technical innovations, Daniel Skina (Team Leader Front-Office and Stocks, Austrian National Library).
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Session 4: Post Occupancy Evaluation Case Studies, Chair: Inken Feldsien-Sudhaus. Rolex Learning Centre, Lausanne, Isabelle Kratz (Head of Service, Scientific Information and Libraries) & Pascale Bouton (Head of Resources, Scientific Information and Libraries); IKMZ, Cottbus, Prof.em. Inken Baller; University of the Arts London, Pat Christie (Director of Library and Student Support Services).
14:00 Session 5: New Buildings Update, Chair: Karen Latimer. Birmingham University Library, Diane Job (Director of Library Services); Central European University Library, (Budapest) & DIT Academic Hub (Dublin), Diane Geraci (Director CEU Library),
Mark Grehan (Director O’Donnell+Tuomey & Denise Murray (Associate O’Donnell+Tuomey).
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 Session 5: New Buildings Update (continued),Chair: Karen Latimer. New Campus Belval – Which architecture is required by a young university?, Thomas Barra (Head of Service de Développement des Sites); New Ukrainian Libraries: problems and challenges, Ivanna Voronkova & Renata Samotyj (Lviv Polytechnic National University).
19:00 Conference Dinner Buschenschank Fuhrgassl-Huber
Friday, April 20, 2018
09:00 Session 6: User Input to the Planning Process Chair, Kira Stine Hansen. DOKK1, Aarhus, Denmark, Marie Ostergard (Library Director) & Elif Tinaztepe (schmidt/hammer/lassen architects); Leiden University: User suggestions not to follow Kurt De Belder (Director of University Libraries); Welcome home: the renovation of the Erasmus University Library, Rotterdam, Ineke van der Kramer (Manager Library Learning Center).
10:30 Coffee Break
11:15 Session 7: Learning Centres, Chair: Marie-Pierre Pausch. The Diamond at the University of Sheffield, Anne Horn (Director of Library Services & University Librarian, The University of Sheffield); Reconstruction and reconceptualization: the new Library and Learning Centre at the University of Konstanz, Oliver Kohl-Frey (Vice Director for Library services, KIM); Beyond table and chairs: The Library as facilitating platform, Christian Lauersen (Head of Roskilde University Library, Faculty Library of Social Sciences and The Administrative Library).
12:45 Closing Remarks. Silvia van Petegem (LIBER Architecture Group)