Planning, Renovating, Expanding, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and Health Organizations

Planning, Renovating, Expanding, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and Health Organizations

by M Sandra Wood, Elizabeth Connor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789025418

ISBN-13: 9780789025418

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Get the tools to meet the challenge of building or renovating a library!

The challenge of renovating or constructing a library requires organizational skill, resourcefulness, creativity, and willingness to compromise. Planning, Renovating, Expanding, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and Health Organizations presents

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Get the tools to meet the challenge of building or renovating a library!

The challenge of renovating or constructing a library requires organizational skill, resourcefulness, creativity, and willingness to compromise. Planning, Renovating, Expanding, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and Health Organizations presents thirteen insightful case studies revealing how many libraries have been have been built or renovated using innovations designed to meet a specific organization's needs. Each study plainly highlights objectives, methods, results, and conclusions, and reviews the design of the completed library. Ideas and approaches are presented clearly, showing the designing, refurbishing, and refurnishing of existing library space; the merging of library collections and services; and the construction of multimillion dollar library buildings—with each study explaining proven strategies which can be used or adapted to fit the reader’s own circumstances.

Planning, Renovating, Expanding, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and Health Organizations explains the steps in the planning process, including needs analysis, goal setting, and public relations, as well as the practical considerations of packing and unpacking. The contributors are noted library authorities intimately involved in every facet of the construction procedure and cost accounting, and the book includes helpful photographs, illustrations, tables, and appendices to clarify and help practicing librarians and library students alike fully understand the strategies needed to create a functional library facility that fulfills expectations.

Planning, Renovating, Expanding, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and Health Organizations includes case studies of:

  • a resource library moved into a basement
  • renovations to the Osler Library at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
  • construction of the Booker Health Services Library at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center
  • a merger of two libraries at Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • the renovation of a small hospital library
  • designing a new library in a historic naval hospital
  • the Hope Fox Eccles Clinical Library Renovation Project
  • expansion and renovation of the Welch Medical Library at Johns Hopkins University
  • and much more!

Planning, Renovating, Expanding, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and Health Organizations is an insightful resource for educators, students, and librarians of all types.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789025418
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
Haworth Information Press Medical Librarianship Series
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Pt. ISpecial libraries
Case study 1ACOG resource center happily moves to the basement5
Case study 2Preserving medical history : recent renovations to the Osler Library25
Pt. IIHospital libraries
Case study 3Booker Health Sciences Library47
Case study 4A tale of two libraries : overview of a merger61
Case study 5Renovating a small hospital library73
Case study 6Blending the new with the old : designing a new library in a historic naval hospital87
Case study 7The hope for Eccles Clinical Library renovation project103
Pt. IIIAcademic medical center libraries
Case study 8Managing a library renovation project : a team approach117
Case study 9Continuous library facility improvement at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center133
Case study 10The McGoogan Library of Medicine : a value-added approach to renovation149
Case study 11Ebling Library : planning a three-library merger and move175
Case study 12The Welch Medical Library : a new model for the delivery of library services187
Case study 13Library renovation planning203

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