The ‘open library’ concept has made its way from Denmark to the United States. Starting in Scandinavia in 2004 by libraries who wanted to be "more open.” This model allows libraries to offer more access and convenience to their users while gaining the flexibility to utilize library resources in the most impactful way. Join us to learn what Gwinnett County Public Library (GA) has discovered using open+ over the past year and hear from other libraries ready to pave the way with this new concept. Since its development, nearly 500 libraries around the globe are using the open+ model. Join us as Library leaders throughout the US discuss insights on this new concept and share ideas on how to transform the future of library service.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Transforming: Physical & Virtual Space
Interests: Administration and Management, Budget Planning and Finance, Buildings and Facilities, Community Engagement, Emerging Technologies, Equity of Access, Facilitation, Funding, Leadership, New ALA Members, Organizational Change, Outreach Services, Partnerships, Personnel and Staffing, Public Programs, Resource Sharing, Rural and Small Libraries, Social Change, Strategic Planning, Technical Services, Transforming Libraries, Urban Libraries, Virtual Communities and Libraries, Outreach
Type of Library: Academic, Association, Community College, Consortium, Corporate, Federal, Government, Joint Use, Law, Library School, Medical, Museum, Native, Nonprofit, Other, Public, Regional System, Research Library, Retired, Rural, Special, State Library, Tribal, Undergraduate
Cost: Included with full conference registration.