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
     
 

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

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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.

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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

Prefacevii
Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
1.Beginning the Plan7
2.Data for Planning21
3.Location: Finding a Site27
4.Interior Design35
5.Furnishing and Equipping the Library and Its Environs41
6.Other Views57
Using Small College Library Planning Techniques in Public Library Facilities Planning57
A Place to Call Their Own63
7.The Library Building Program67
8.Reference Services to Special Collections77
9.Children's Services to Meeting Space85
10.Architectural Details95
Appendix A.Joint-Use Libraries in Australia113
Appendix B.Management Checklist116
Appendix C.Furniture and Equipment Options for Public Libraries119
Appendix D.Drawings126
Appendix E.Safety Procedures Handbook128
Appendix F.Conversion or Renovation of Other Types of Buildings130
Appendix G.Library Building Program, Checklist of Contents133
Appendix H.Sample Survey Forms136
Selected Bibliography151
Index159
About the Author and Contributors167

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