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Friday, November 4 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Moving from Reclaiming to Reclaimed: The Big Picture and a Case Study of a Trending Initiative

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66% — that’s how many libraries claim space reclamation as a priority according to the early findings of a recent ProQuest survey. 55% of these libraries have spent the last five years or more focusing on space reclamation, putting our industry at an interesting crossroads: while many of our peers are in the planning stage, many others are in the thick of the redevelopment stage.

During this lively lunch, we’ll explore all aspects of this trending initiative, discussing the big picture presented by the findings of ProQuest’s survey, the specifics of what made space reclamation projects work—or not work—for a few individual libraries and what all of this means for users’ evolving expectations of the virtual experiences offered by their libraries. Through informal surveys and open-ended discussion questions inspired by the aforementioned survey's findings, we’ll facilitate continuation of a conversation that many librarians are having on a smaller scale. Attendees will leave with a better idea of how to introduce—or continue to strategically support—this space reclamation initiatives at their own libraries. Participation will be encouraged through online polls and surveys throughout the presentation.


Miri Botzer

Product Manager, Ex Libris

Bobby Hollandsworth

Economics, Finance & PRTM Librarian, Learning Commons Coordinator, Clemson University

Kevin Stehr

VP, North America Sales, ProQuest

Friday November 4, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Carolina Ballroom A, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403