Challenging traditional ideas on library design, collection, layout and signage, Australian Library Consultant, Kevin Hennah presents his thought provoking ideas on why school libraries need to weed more than just print if they are to remain relevant.

Kevin Hennah’s background includes 20 years experience working with international retail brands. In 2002 he
made the transition to work with libraries on strategies to maximise usage and improve presentation and image.
During this time he has carried out onsite consultations to hundreds of libraries internationally and input into the
design of dozens of new libraries.

Kevin’s understanding of the operational requirements of libraries is coupled with practical advice that is sensitive
to budget restrictions and challenges traditional thinking. He is the Author of The Victorian Public Libraries’
Image Handbook (Australia) and the featured author in Re-think, Ideas for Inspiring School Library Design. With
hundreds of photographs of impressive library spaces and a dynamic pace, Kevin Hennah promises an inspirational
and information rich day. Join him to explore:

  • Contemporary ideas on library presentation and promotion
  • Creating independent and collaborative workspaces
  • Smart library design & renovation initiatives
  • Image overhauls on a shoe-string budget
  • The role of a contemporary school library
  • Strategies to help print compete with new technologies
  • Challenging Dewey layout
  • Innovations in library signage

“Fantastic!!! The best PD day I have ever attended!” Benjamin Farr. Tanglin Trust School. Singapore

“A truly fantastic learning experience. A great opportunity to break out of ‘old’ mode and present a new 21st Century Library” David Griffiths. Fairfield City Libraries. NSW. Australia

“A real professional, with design genius and actual real-world experience both in libraries AND retail. Inspiring!”
Suji DeHart. QSI Shekou. Shenzhen. China

Workshop details

PULLMAN DUBAI JUMEIRAH LAKES TOWERS Cluster T,Jumeirah Lake Towers,Off Sheikh Zayed Road, Exit Number 32 - United Arab Emirates, Ghantoot 2 Conference Room
9am to 3pm, Morning Tea & Lunch Provided
Monday 7th September 2015

RSVP by 31st July 2015

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About Kevin

Kevin Hennah has contributed to the design of dozens of libraries internationally and inspired hundreds of makeovers at all budget-levels. In recent years, he has also helped many clients achieve a significant increase in loans by creating what he refers to as the ‘post-internet library’ - a level playing ground between print, digital and online resources, in a lounge-inspired environment. To view testimonals, go to

About Raeco®

Raeco® is synonymous with libraries across Australia and throughout Asia and have a vast range of products and services, complemented by a long list of successful new library and library renovation projects. With over 50 years experience, Raeco® has the dedication and personnel to deliver all aspects of consultation, design, project services, floor planning, best fit shelving and furniture configurations from the inside out.

Our passion for redeveloping and designing educational spaces has allowed us to re-energise libraries across the country and beyond. Raeco® sources product from Australia and around the world, ensuring we bring you an extensive range of library solutions off the shelf, or designed to your specifications and customisation requirements. To view Raeco’s portfolio, go to

Reserve your place at this dynamic and information rich event. Your investment will be AUD$199 plus your time spent collaborating with others in a very progressive and forward thinking forum.

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