Kevin Hennah | Library Consultant & Public Speaker
Kevin Hennah

Kevin Hennah, Library Consultant & Public Speaker, Kevin Hennah

Kevin Hennah has carried out over 2,000 onsite consultations at libraries internationally. His keynote presentations and workshops have been delivered throughout Europe, Asia, The USA, Canada, The UAE,  Australia and New Zealand. He has a wealth of ideas to share and is passionate about keeping libraries vibrant and relevant. Kevin’s background includes over 25 years experience working with international retail brands such as The Body Shop, Kathmandu, OshKosh, Virgin Mobile and Westfield on store design and visual merchandising. In 2002, an invitation to present for The State Library of Victoria saw him make the transition to work with libraries. In the two decades that followed, Kevin’s advice has constantly evolved but his focus on maintaining relevance is unfaltering.

Kevin passionately believes that a great library is not measured by architecture and interior design alone. The critical and often missing link is development of a contemporary visual merchandising strategy for physical collections and how to fuse this with technology and people  spaces that cater to current and emerging needs. In education, this must also include the creation of learning spaces that offer a point of difference over classrooms. As an extension of his consultancy projects, Kevin has developed a suite of library-specific workshops exploring innovation in library design, layout, furnishings, navigation and signage. His workshops have been delivered throughout Australia, The USA, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, The Philippines, Laos, New Zealand, Qatar, Dubai, Romania, Belgium and England.

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