2012 Annual Institute on Library as Place

Collaborative Spaces Create Community 

Libraries 2020 Initiative hosted by the Ontario Library Association.

Thanks to all who joined us for the 2012 Institute at the Blue Mountain Resort near Collingwood, Ontario! 


A copy of the Program is available to download. 

Congratulations to those who won OLA Library Building Awards and thank you for joining the awards ceremony at the Institute.

Thanks to all of our speakers for helping us to make this such a fantastic event. 

Session A: Solving your design challenge: a charrette (Planning Basics) with Gerry Shoalts, Andrew Frontini, Tina Ranieri d’Ovidio
Session B: User defined space: an anthropological approach (Topical) with Katie Clark
Session C: Planning essentials (Planning Basics) with Anne Bailey, Mary Ann Mavrinac 
Session E: Embarking on the project: seeking and selecting an architect (Planning Basics) with Tina Ranieri d’Ovidio, Gail Rankin, Glenn Cumming
Session F: Strategic engagement: involving key players in your library building project (Topical) with Lisa Miettinen, Joyce Cunningham, Claire Callaghan, Amin Ebrahim 
Session G: Creating collaborative and interactive spaces (Topical) with Nella Fiorino, Donna Lawson, Gerry Shoalts
Session H: Heritage buildings for 21st century libraries (Topical) with Tina Ranieri d’Ovidio, Phillip H. Carter
Session I: Immersive technologies (Topical – schools and academic) with Leeanne Morrow
Session J: Libraries in joint use facilities (Topical – public) with Margaret Mitchell, Anne Bailey, Betty Mansfield
Closing Plenary: Trend Spotting with Mary Ann Mavrinac, Gerry Shoalts, Andrew Frontini 

*Libraries 2020 – The Symposium: Libraries 2020, held in September 2009 and funded from the fifteen million dollar contribution from the Ministry of Culture, focused on the future of public libraries. Administered by the Ontario Library Service North and overseen by a Steering Committee of representatives of OLS North, the Southern Ontario Library Service, the Federation of Ontario Public LibrariesKnowledge Ontario, and the Ontario Library Association.