What does the library of the future look like? To us, innovation is a library services that creates value. In our work and research, we've found that the most innovative libraries and librarians understand how to actively cross-pollinate ideas. They collaborate across and beyond their community to understand their user needs. They recognize that success requires experience and guidance.
Ask library users what stands in the way of building improvements and they will point to real barriers, such as a lack of space to sit or work in a group. Our studies also show that users want us to deliver tomorrow's model - a digital asset management service that promotes and provides access to knowledge resources (print or digital - any format).
Architectural teams ask us to identify the library service needs by developing a library needs assessment and library building program.
Leadership request our library staff and service specifications, which include HR staff profiles, job descriptions, collection development and technical services planning documentation. We offer archival and special collections planning studies that include both library staff support and space planning programs.
A long time ago, we made investments in the development of our library space planning standards and guidelines. We apply our library science research from previous projects to improve the library and/or research service. We have worked with over 3,000 education, government and business clients in our decades-long history.