The annual Wheatshocker Library Professional Development Seminar was held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex in Wichita, KS, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 9th. The topic of 2008 WheatShocker was "Library Services Transforming Library Spaces" with the seminar discussing how libraries are responding to evolving service demands through small and large environmental or facility changes. The seminar looked at a variety of library types. Participants brought examples of changes that have been occurring at their own institutions for sharing during the discussions.

A special part of the day was the luncheon. During the luncheon a college president who has just built a new library, a city manager involved in the approval of new construction, and a university president who approved a major remodeling project spoke about the expected role, mission and future development of libraries.
Featured speaker for the event was Charles Forrest, Library Planning Officer, Emory University. Forrest has more than 25 years of experience in academic and research libraries and has served as library project manager for numerous construction and renovation projects.

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