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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Difficult Library Building

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Difficult Library Building

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By Mr Benjamin Meunier, University Librarian, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library.

Date: May 16, 2024 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Language: English
Quota: 50

Venue:

User Education Room, G/F, University Library, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Outline:

In this presentation, the speaker will discuss how do we define “difficult” library buildings, and share the reflections on creating effective service points and learning spaces in a historic library building. Example of library transformation will be also illustrated to see the user improvements and the care of spaces over time.

Biography:

Mr Benjamin Meunier is the University Librarian at The Chinese University of Hong Kong since April 2023. Previously, he was the Director of Operations at UCL Library, Culture, Collections and Open Science, overseeing Estate developments, Health & Safety, Communication and other operational matters. He was Secretary of the LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries) Architecture Group between and 2018 and 2023. He currently serves as a member of the Steering Committee of the Pacific Rim Research Libraries Association, member of the IFLA Buildings & Equipment Section and Vice-Chair of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau University Libraries Alliance. Benjamin holds an MBA in Higher Education Management from UCL. Outside than his formal roles, he advised The National Archives in the UK on their space transformation project and is currently an advisor to Designing Libraries, a freely accessible resource for everyone interested in design and innovation in libraries.

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