Laura Klinger

Laura Klinger
Hacker’s sole Canadian employee, Laura moved to Portland after 8 years in San Francisco. The move north brought her closer to the landscape and outdoors she loves and to a more sane real estate market. Laura has quickly become a leader in the design and programming of library spaces and is currently involved in the design of three new public libraries. She is particularly interested in the library’s place at the center of community and the design of libraries as a force of change in transforming people’s lives. Actively involved in the American Library Association, Laura regularly researches emerging library design trends and is a member of the LLAMA/BES Architecture for Public Libraries Committee.

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Today’s Library: Flexibility Required

by Laura Klinger

Library services are changing quickly. Advances in technology are affecting the ways people want to connect to information and culture. The shift of emphasis to online resources over hardcopies, the growth of mobile technologies and changing models of studying and learning are pushing libraries to provide a memorable patron experience. In order to stay relevant, libraries must embrace technology, be future thinking and excite and inspire their visitors.

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