Planning For A New Generation Of Public Library Buildings

Planning For A New Generation Of Public Library Buildings

by Gerard B. Mccabe, Greenwood Pub. Group
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313305927

ISBN-13: 9780313305924

Pub. Date: 01/30/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The public library director needs information that helps in understanding what is involved in planning for a public library building project. This applies whether the subject is a free standing independent building, a branch library, a joint-use facility with a museum, a senior academic library, a community or junior college library, or a school library. Reading

Overview

The public library director needs information that helps in understanding what is involved in planning for a public library building project. This applies whether the subject is a free standing independent building, a branch library, a joint-use facility with a museum, a senior academic library, a community or junior college library, or a school library. Reading this book will not turn a reader into a qualified specialist on library buildings, but it will help librarians and others learn what should be known about a project so that they may function effectively as part of the planning team.

The concept of modern libraries is moving toward interactive connections with information sources far beyond the immediate community. For the contemporary public library, this means connection to a network, with several terminals constantly online to the Internet. New library buildings must be constructed with these and other needs in mind. The public library director needs information that helps in understanding what is involved in planning for a public library building project. This applies whether the subject is a free standing independent building, a branch library, a joint-use facility with a museum, a senior academic library, a community or junior college library, or a school library. This book will help librarians and others learn what should be known about a project so that they may function effectively as part of the planning team.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313305924
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/30/2000
Series:
Libraries Unlimited Library Management Collection Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Beginning the Plan

Data for Planning

Location: Finding a Site

Interior Design

Furnishing and Equipping the Library and Its Environs

Other Views—Guest Papers: Using Small College Library Planning Techniques in Public Library Facilities Planning by James R. Kennedy, A Place to Call Their Own by Rebecca M. Wenninger

The Library Building Program

Reference Services to Special Collections

Children's Services to Meeting Space

Architectural Details

Selected Bibliography

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