Moving Library Collections: A Management Handbookby 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… See more details below
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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- Libraries Unlimited Library Management Collection Series
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- 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)
- 1530L (what's this?)
Table of Contents
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
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
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
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