Response from the public and the press have been
tremendous. The Courier-Post reports that the preface of a future book
might well read, "Once upon a time, public libraries didn't have Internet
cafes or halogen lighting..."
On March 23-24, 2004,
members of the New Jersey Library community
HEAR Dave Genesy
talk about the policy, cultural, and physical
changes necessary to effectively display your collection and increase
and discuss the results of New
Jersey's "Trading Spaces" project with Dave Genesy and staff of the Mount
Laurel Library and enjoy a tour of the Mount Laurel Library, and
"before and after" slides at both locations.
how to transform our
libraries using affordable merchandising techniques, and get practical
information on options, suppliers, and costs.
The Trading Spaces Demonstration project is a
collaborative effort of the New Jersey State Library, South Jersey Regional
Library Cooperative, and the Mount Laurel Library who each contributed $15,000
to the renovation. In addition, the project consultant services of Dave Genesy,
Director of the Redwood City (CA) Public Library, were
funded by the South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative.
...return to Trading
Spaces Resources Page