If you could design the best possible library for Mount Allison, what would you include?

Library chairsMount Allison is looking ahead to its next big revitalization project — the Mount Allison Libraries and Archives.

This is an exciting opportunity to update and create a space that will serve the needs of the Mount Allison community now and for decades to come.

Get involved
Your input, ideas, and experiences are essential in helping develop a design that is uniquely Mount Allison.

We want you to think beyond what you see (though we're definitely replacing that carpet!) and what you don't (an elusive plugin for your laptop) and be creative. The only limitation is that the project must take place within existing buildings.

Opportunities for feedback

Workshops — Monday, Oct. 15 & Tuesday, Oct. 16

Join us for a “world café” style workshop to help further develop a broad vision for the library revitalization project.

  • Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 — 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at The Pond, Wallace McCain Student Centre (light supper will be provided)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 — 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at The Pond, Wallace McCain Student Centre (pastries, coffee, and tea will be provided)

During the three-hour workshop, participants will break into small groups and help answer five questions on issues that may affect the direction of the library project. One question will be discussed at each table and you will circulate from table to table throughout the event, in whatever order you choose.

The workshop will also give you an opportunity to hear different ideas and different points of view. All input is welcome and valued. The ideas and thoughts you come up with will help Mount Allison develop a better, more informed, and more inclusive plan.

Please RSVP to library2025@mta.ca to indicate which session you would like to attend. If you are available for either, please provide us with your first and second choice and we will confirm which workshop we have scheduled you in.

Lunch & learn — Monday, Oct. 15

Want to learn more about the library project before you attend the workshop? Bring your lunch and stop in to our lunch and learn session at The Pond on Monday, Oct. 15 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Plus, take a look at our collage of different library spaces and furnishings and let us know which appeal to you!

Drop-in — Monday, Oct. 15

Can’t make the lunch and learn? Drop by The Pond anytime on Monday, Oct. 15 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to check out the collage of library spaces and furnishings and share your thoughts on the project with us.

Find out more about previous consultation, including focus groups, the library survey and information sessions