Moving Library Collections: A Management Handbook

Moving Library Collections: A Management Handbook

by Elizabeth Chamberlain Habich
     
 

Moving a library is a mammoth task that requires precise, long-range planning. This book is a comprehensive guide to making that move a smooth one. Filled with practical advice culled from reports on more than a hundred moves, it addresses the needs of libraries planning to use a moving company or moving themselves. Habich gives the library move planner the

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Moving a library is a mammoth task that requires precise, long-range planning. This book is a comprehensive guide to making that move a smooth one. Filled with practical advice culled from reports on more than a hundred moves, it addresses the needs of libraries planning to use a moving company or moving themselves. Habich gives the library move planner the analytical tools and knowledge of procedures nececessary for carrying out the move effectively and efficiently.

In five informative sections Habich discusses:

•how to assess the size of your library's current collections, project the space needed for collection growth, and develop a collection layout plan.

•the pros and cons of using a moving company, staff, and volunteer resources, and concerns common to all moves.

•how to select and work effectively with a moving company.

•planning and managing operations for libraries moving without a moving company and covers move logistics, using classical operations management techniques, the planning calendar, and practical move management issues: recruiting workers, the pros and cons of various move methods, facilities issues, service, health and safety, and public relations issues.

•special problems in contributed chapers on pest management and control and on cleaning collections, and a chapter on moving from disorganized conditions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313293306
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/1998
Series:
Libraries Unlimited Library Management Collection Series
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction by Lee B. Brawner

Planning Collection Space

Determining the Size of Existing Collections

Planning for Growth

Preparing a Collection Layout Plan

Planning the Collection Move

General Considerations

Using a Moving Company

Library and Mover Responsibilities

Preparing a Request for Proposal (RFP)

Selecting a Mover

Carrying Out the Move: Working with a Mover

Doing the Move Yourself

Planning Move Logistics

Executing the Move Yourself

Special Topics

Moving Library Collections: Pest Management Control Issues by Agnes Quigg

Cleaning Collections by Joyce Frank Watson

Moving from Disorganzied Conditions

Appendix A: Average Widths of Library Materials

Appendix B: One Hundred Forty-Six Moves Reported in the English-Language Literature, 1929-1996

Bibliography

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