Steve Kraft

Steve Kraft
Steve Kraft

On Thursday Steve Kraft, the recently appointed Chief Librarian and CEO at the Guelph Public Library, came to speak to the #GuelphLibProject class. Steve gave an excellent overview of the plans for a new downtown library and took questions from the class.

He updated the class on the status of the initiative and the challenges still to be met. His PPT presentation ( a PDF version is here: GPL NEW LIBRARY FUNCTIONAL PLAN Sept 2015) provided a detailed understanding of the services and facilities to be offered in the new library.


Tour of the Guelph Public Library, Main Branch

Last week the #GuelphLibProject students toured the downtown main library. This is the facility that is widely viewed as inadequate and has been considered for replacement for many years.

Many thanks to Dan Atkins (Director of Operations at GPL) for the excellent and informative tours.

What did the students see? Well, they will summarize their thoughts in some future posts. Until then here are some pictures from the tour.

The new 3D Printer and Scanner
The Archives
The Old Boiler (in the Mechanical Room)
The Community Room
Book Stacks
A Bench (from the Old Carnegie Library)
The Teen Area
Staff Workspace