Furniture & Materials: Tried, True, and What’s New!
An Overview of the Best in Library Furniture, Materials & Equipment featuring new products that have been tried and proven true solutions! Includes best seating, display/shelving, tables, and accessories. Library administrators (public and academic) and architects will highlight products that they have successfully used in the field. See innovative products and discuss what to look for when selecting furniture and equipment to support changing service and technology needs in your library. The information provided will be applicable to all library types and sizes. The presenters will highlight products in the following categories: Lounge/Soft Seating, Tables and Chairs, Collaborative, Environments and Workstations, Shelving/Display, Mobile Dividers and Glass Wall, Youth, Teen, and Student choices, Accessories, Lighting, Signage, and Finishes.
Denelle WrightsonPrincipal, Library Planning & Design
Denelle Wrightson is currently Principal at Library Planning & Design since 2017. She was previously the Director of Library Architecture at Dewberry/PSA Architects for 23 years. Ms. Wrightson experience includes the planning and design of over 400 library facilities, ranging in size from 1,000 square foot additions to the design and construction of new libraries of more than 160,000 square feet. She is a registered Architect and Interior designer with over 40 years’ experience, coupled with six years of employment in libraries which has provided her with a unique understanding of user needs and a sensitivity to design
Frank Allen Senior Associate Director for Administrative Services University Libraries, University of Central FloridaFrank AllenSenior Associate Director for Administrative Services University Libraries, University of Central Florida
Frank Allen joined UCF Libraries in 1998. He directs the Libraries’ fiscal operations and facilities management, and has divisional responsibilities for Circulation Services, the Rosen College of Hospitality Management Library, library human resources, and digital/technology services. Mr. Allen is lead project manager for the ongoing renovation and repurposing of the John C. Hitt Library. Before coming to UCF, he was head of Administrative Services for Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries in Richmond, Virginia.
James LutzDirector of Library Administrative Services, TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
James has been at TCU as the Director of Library Administrative Services since 1999 and an active participant in ALA, LLAMA, BES, and now CORE and B&O.