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Space Planning [Event Ref. No. TG3/SPLAN]


4:00 pm

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Making the best use of available space has always been an issue of concern for libraries, but in an increasingly digital world where users come with enhanced expectations and funding remains tight, getting the space right is perhaps more important than ever.

How do libraries and librarians go about planning, refurbishing and using their physical space to ensure they can continue to deliver innovative and relevant services to their users?

This day event draws together a number of speakers from a mix of institutions, each with first-hand experience of planning, negotiating and delivering very different library spaces to meet the needs of their users.

During the day there will also be the opportunity for participants to discuss issues and concerns around space planning with colleagues, and to see first-hand what has been achieved in the newly refurbished library space at Goldsmiths.


09.30 – 10.00: Arrival and Coffee

10.00 – 10.15: Welcome and introduction

10.15 – 10.45: Susie Faulkner. Learning Resources Manager, London Metropolitan University

10.45 – 11.15: Michelle Wake. Head of Library & Information Services, The School of Pharmacy

11.15 – 11.45: Coffee

11.45 – 12.15: Breakout Session

12.15 – 12.30: Feedback from Breakout Session

12.30 – 13.30: Lunch

13.30 – 13.45: Welcome back and introduction

13.45 – 14.15: ‘Refurb on a Shoestring’ Mary Nixon, Librarian, Goldsmiths

14.15 – 14.45: Ray Phillips. Head of Information Services, The Kings Fund

14.45 – 15.15: Tea

15.15 – 15.45: Panel Q&A

15.45 – 16.00: Closing remarks.

Venue: Goldsmiths College, University of London, Room G28, The Library, Rutherford Building. For further information please see:

Please note that there are limited places available for this event.

To book a place please use our online booking form or email the administrator via

Cost: £40 for cpd25 members and £60 for other institutions.

Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.

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