Rethinking School Libraries: Designing the Future

May 8, 2010

Location: American School In Japan (ASIJ)

A full day of thought provoking and practical presentations and workshops to encourage us as we rethink school libraries for the 21st century.

Kevin Hennah, library design consultant and specialist from Melbourne, Australia provides us with strategies to maximise library usage and improve presentation and image. Kevin challenges us to rethink library design and signage and provides us with "practical advice that is sensitive to budget restrictions and challenges traditional thinking".

Dr Sherman Young, from Macquarie University in Australia, is the author of The Book is Dead. He challenges us to consider the future of the book and its impact on libraries. Sherman argues that "book culture – great ideas and a deeper conversation – will only survive if we embrace the new media technologies of ebooks and electronic distribution".


8:45 - 9:00am: Registration & Welcome

Kevin Hennah
9.00am – 10.30am: Library Layout & Space Management
10.30 – 10.45 Morning Break (15 min)
10.45am – 12.00pm: Shoestring Budget Makeovers for Libraries
12.00pm – 1.00pm: Lunch Break (1 hour)
1.00pm – 1.45pm: Library Design Showcase
1.45pm – 2.45pm: Innovations in Library Signage
2.45pm – 3.00pm: Afternoon Break (15 min)

Sherman Young
3.00pm - 4.15pm The Book is Dead

4.30pm: Workshop concludes


Cost for full day includes morning & afternoon tea.
*Lunch not included. We will arrange lunch options and let you choose closer to the conference date.

JCIS Members and/or Librarians Japan Group Members


Please RSVP with pre-payment by April 30, 2010.

RSVP via email to with your name(s) and school.

Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer to Tokyo International School:

Leanne Windsor
Tokyo International School
3-4-22 Mita
Tokyo, 108-0073

If you wish to pay by bank transfer please contact Leanne Windsor for bank details.

Should you have any questions please contact:

Leanne Windsor
ph. 81 3 5484 1160

Wouter Laleman
ph 81 422 34 5300 ext. 293

Hotels & Transportation

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Hotel Mets Musashisakai

Two short stops from both Kichijoji and ASIJ.
Door to door including a short walk about 20 minutes. eng/hotel/eng124.htm

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Kichijoji Tokyu Inn

In Kichijoji where all the action is, four train stops including one train change away from ASIJ.
Door to door including a short walk about 40 minutes.
http://www.tokyuhotelsjapan. com/en/TI/TI_KICHI/index.html

For directions and transportation information to ASIJ Chofu Campus please visit the ASIJ Website