Don't hesitate to sign up for this important course on Library Space Planning even if you might not have lined up your FEDLINK accounts yet.  If you have had FEDLINK training accounts (FT) with us before, we will patently wait until your accounts have been re-established.  Credit card payment are also an option at this time.  Call Anna Bohlin if you have questions at 202-707-4822.
Planning Your Library’s Physical Space to Maximize Position
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
(Fee — $225 for FT accounts/$240 for all others)
As electronic research and learning systems become the norm throughout the government, changes are taking place in library space planning. New technology has put an increasing burden on librarians and architects to develop a flexible building to accommodate the library of the future. Participation in library building design is important for librarians who are challenged with building renovation or reorganization plans.
The planning process is complicated by the need to budget and control expenses while ensuring that space is available for every library need now and in the foreseeable future.

Plans to renovate a facility must include cost-effective implementation solutions. Funding approvals are usually based on clear answers to the following questions: What does the library have compared to what it needs? How can redundancies be reduced and work processes streamlined? Can the renovation create an image; an idea; excitement? What strategies are needed to launch a successful program?
Meet the Faculty
Aaron Cohen and Alex Cohen are nationally known library consultants with extensive “hands on” experience. Aaron Cohen is an architect certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and a member of the American Institute of Architects, American Library
Association, New York State Association of Architects and Special Library Association, and coauthor of Designing And Space Planning For Libraries; Automation, Space Management and Productivity; and Planning The Electronic Office.

The members of Aaron Cohen Associates LTD have conducted more than 350 workshops for such associations as ALA, LITA, AALL, MLA and SLA. As library consultants/architects/interior designers, the Cohens have worked with a number of federal agencies including the Office of the
President, FDA, CIA, NAL, NASA-Langley, and the U.S. Court of Appeals (Ma). The firm’s practice includes public, academic, school, law, medical, art, corporate and government libraries.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006
9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. (Registration beings at 8:30 a.m. There is no entrance to the Library of Congress prior to 8:30 a.m.)

Mumford Room, 6th Floor, Madison Building, The Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Capitol South Station (Orange and Blue Lines)
Sponsor—FLICC Education Working Group
Register online at
Information—Call FLICC (202) 707-4813; TTY (202) 707-4995
Cancellations—Cancellations must be called into the FLICC office (202-707-4813) 48 hours prior to the start of an educational program or the full fee will be charged.

Registrations are not complete until your FT account balance has been verified or other appropriate documentation is received.