Librarians, faculty and key participants in library architecture will gather for a two-day, hands-on workshop, March 16-17, 2017, to discuss major issues and explore new design strategies for print curation. The results of the workshop will directly inform ASU and MIT plans for library renovations, as well as produce a whitepaper on the sustainable and meaningful future of local print curation in academic libraries.

The workshop will take place at the University Club on the ASU Tempe campus in downtown Tempe.

Parking is available at the Fulton Center Parking Structure (across the street from the University Club) located at the northeast corner of University Drive and College Ave.

For out-of-town conference attendees who are staying at the Graduate Hotel, both Hayden Library and the University Club are within a short walking distance from the hotel, heading north on campus toward University Drive.

To request special transportation arrangements, please contact John Henry Adams.

A full packet of information is available for download for workshop attendees that includes the two-day agenda, reading lists, location map and dining options.

Contact Information

Dr. John Henry Adams,
Project Coordinator
office: (480) 965-5168


March 16

9:45–11:00 - Optional tour of Hayden Library (meet in lobby of Hayden)

11:00–11:40 - Buffet lunch (University Club: Traditions Room)

11:40–12:00 - Welcome and introduction by James O'Donnell

12:00–1:00 - Keynote address by Katherine Reagan on the intersection between circulating print material and special collections print materials within publicly accessible library buildings

1:00–1:15 - Overview of the day by Mary Evangeliste, workshop facilitator

1:15–3:00 - Breakout Group I: Engagement
Snacks and coffee are available

3:00–3:15 - Break

3:15–5:00 - Breakout Group II: Discovery

5:00–5:30 - Wrap-up and preparation for next day

March 17

9:00–9:30 - Continental breakfast (University Club: Traditions Room)

9:30–10:00 - Welcome back and presentation of library profiles to set up specific context, opportunities, and constraints for planning

10:00–10:45 - Gallery walk to review breakout work from previous day

10:45–12:30 - Breakout Group III: Long-Term Strategies

12:30–1:30 - Lunch

1:30–2:30 - Seminar Discussion: Measuring Success

2:30–2:45 - Break

2:45–4:00 - Seminar Discussion: Furthur Steps

4:00–4:30 - Wrap-up


Reading List

Workshop attendees are asked to please read the materials on the list below before the workshop. These are short and incisive pieces that will provide you with some background on our thinking for this project and will help us have a more productive workshop. For a more thorough and involved grounding, we encourage you to draw on the materials compiled under the longer reading list available in the workshop attendee packet if you have time to do so.

Bourg, C. (2013, May 19). Beyond measure: Valuing libraries [Blog post]. Retrieved from

O’Donnell, J. (2016, April). Due diligence and library print: a scholar’s perspective [Video file]. Presentation at @Risk: Stewardship, due diligence, and the future of print, a CRL Collections Forum, Chicago, IL. Retrieved from

Reagan, K. (2009). Books in the age of anxiety [PDF]. Retrieved from


Map showing location of workshop hotel, parking, University Club, and Hayden library