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Friday, May 20 • 10:30am - 11:20am
How (and how not) to move a library

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Over the last 10 years, the Davis County Library has moved existing collections, staff and patrons from old decaying buildings into brand new or substantially remodeled ones. In this program, we will address prepping your collections, staff and patrons for the move to a new building; the logistics of actually moving collections from one building to another; and, ways to cope when things don’t go according to plan. 

Learning objectives:
Program participants will learn some key strategies on how to prepare for moving from an old library building into a new or substantially remodeled one.
Program participants will learn the basics of creating a moving plan for moving an entire branch library collection in only 1-2 days, using only library staff.
Program participants will learn some coping mechanisms and strategies for dealing with unexpected outcomes before, during and after the move.


Malayna Paskett

Davis County Library

Matt Goff

Davis County Library

Jon Sears

Davis County Library

Friday May 20, 2022 10:30am - 11:20am MDT
Stratus 7-9