Library Building Projects

A library building project may be a large undertaking or a relatively moderate one for all parties involved -- the library staff , the architects , the city and county officials , and so on . A project's total cost may range from ...

Author: Susan B. Hagloch

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 0872879801

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 151

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Based on the author's experiences, this handy guide offers the kind of information not found in standard texts. You will learn how to get maximum coverage from your local newspaper; how to sustain staff morale during months of dust, noise, and confusion; and how to understand constructionese. Pithy, practical, and full of useful ideas, this is one book every librarian considering or involved in a construction project should read. Floor plans and elevations included.
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Library Building Projects Tips for Survival

Based on the author's experiences, this handy guide offers the kind of information not found in standard texts.

Author: Susan B Hagloch

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313078620

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 151

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Based on the author's experiences, this handy guide offers the kind of information not found in standard texts. You will learn how to get maximum coverage from your local newspaper; how to sustain staff morale during months of dust, noise, and confusion; and how to understand constructionese. Pithy, practical, and full of useful ideas, this is one book every librarian considering or involved in a construction project should read. Floor plans and elevations included.
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Planning for a New Generation of Public Library Buildings

Provides help in understanding what is involved in planning for a public library building project.

Author: Gerard B. McCabe

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313305927

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 165

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Provides help in understanding what is involved in planning for a public library building project.
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High quality design on a low budget

This publication brings together a range of building projects from National, Academic and Public Libraries from different countries of the world showing how these libraries are able to continue to provide high quality library space that is ...

Author: Dorothea Sommer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110396362

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

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This publication brings together a range of building projects from National, Academic and Public Libraries from different countries of the world showing how these libraries are able to continue to provide high quality library space that is affordable in times of difficult economic circumstances. We will hear about the building processes, co-operation with architects and engineers and how librarians and users have reacted to these new buildings.
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Creating Public Paradise

Result of a conference organised by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Netherlands Public Library Association, on the occasion of the Dutch presidency of the Council of Europe on the 18th and 19th of March 2004 in The ...

Author: Marian Koren

Publisher: NBD Biblion Publishers

ISBN: 9054835702

Category: Library architecture

Page: 158

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Result of a conference organised by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Netherlands Public Library Association, on the occasion of the Dutch presidency of the Council of Europe on the 18th and 19th of March 2004 in The Hague and Apeldoorn. New functions and forms of public libraries in the 21st century were the central theme about which more than 150 participants of over 35 countries discussed. It was an expert meeting of governmental policy makers as well as professionals from the library field, and it includes library building and city planning, new public library concepts and its reflection in attractive and sustainable design and public library building. Consists of lectures, recommendations to the Council of Europe, seminar, survey reports on the situation of public libraries in European countries.
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Countdown to a New Library

Provides advice to librarians overseeing building projects, including guidelines on communicating with architects and contractors, keeping within time and budget constraints, and meeting standards and ADA requirements.

Author: Jeannette Woodward

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838907679

Category: Architecture

Page: 205

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Provides advice to librarians overseeing building projects, including guidelines on communicating with architects and contractors, keeping within time and budget constraints, and meeting standards and ADA requirements.
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Introducing and Managing Academic Library Automation Projects

At that campus , the library building has no usable space for even a small computer installation ; the air ... of Needs For the advancement of library service , the college plans a construction / renovation project resulting in an ...

Author: John W. Head

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313296332

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 187

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Though automation in libraries has become more common, many academic libraries still lack automation of any kind. This professional reference is a guide to the forecasting, planning, implementing, and monitoring necessary for the successful management of academic library automation projects. Chapters are written by expert contributors, who combine their personal experiences with solid background information on the theory and practice of library automation.
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Better Library Design

This is a colorful, high content survey of dynamic library building projects completed in the last five years, in both public and academic settings.

Author: Rebecca T. Miller

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442239616

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

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Few librarians build more than one library in their careers and renovating or building a whole new library is a very expensive investment. Thus, new or refurbished structures need to be fresh and up to date. While some librarians have the means to visit exemplary buildings as they develop their own library’s master plan, most library leaders and stakeholders won’t actually see the full range of potential projects. Hence, this unique book is both a resource and a brainstorm prompt. It helps library leaders and key stakeholders surface the ideal programmatic aspects that drive exciting design, and offer recent design solutions that have been effectively implemented. Better Library Design: Ideas from Library Journal identifies and celebrates the top trends in library design, capturing current state and provides an authoritative overview for those planning their own projects. This is a colorful, high content survey of dynamic library building projects completed in the last five years, in both public and academic settings. Anchored by Library Journal’s New Landmark Libraries competition, here is the nation’s best examples of innovative, functional, appealing design --- all in glorious full-color so you’ll be both inspired and informed as you make important design choices.
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Renewing our Libraries

The situation could be remedied by significant capital expenditure on new and refurbished buildings as well as ICT. As a result of Follett over 100 new academic library building projects were embarked on in the 1990s and into the 21st ...

Author: Mr Michael Dewe

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409485896

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

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With the wish to heighten their profile, modernize their environment and increase use, libraries in the UK have refurbished and, where necessary and possible, extended their existing buildings. Although much has been achieved in this regard across the UK, more continues and needs to be accomplished. The case-studies in this book provide librarians, architects and others with examples of what has been undertaken and highlight the policies, processes, design issues – and the problems that have been overcome – leading to successful library refurbishments. While the case studies are mainly drawn from the UK and cover a variety of library types, the book has wider international appeal and includes case studies drawn from Ireland, Sweden and the USA.
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Planning Public Library Buildings

This book examines the entire gamut of challenges confronting the planning and development of contemporary public libraries; their mission, their roles, and key issues such as lifelong learning, social inclusion, community and cultural ...

Author: Michael Dewe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317079965

Category: Architecture

Page: 366

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Planning a new or refurbished public library means considering not only facilities for collections, services, staff and users, but examining also the local context, reviewing the library image, and developing relationships with other community facilities and agencies. This book examines the entire gamut of challenges confronting the planning and development of contemporary public libraries; their mission, their roles, and key issues such as lifelong learning, social inclusion, community and cultural needs, regeneration and funding. The helpful presentation and readable style guides the librarian through the preliminary information-gathering and decision-making process that ensures a successful library building for all concerned. Using practical case studies, plans and photographs, the author tackles the critical issues of siting, size, plans and design concepts, and provides a helpful guide to weighing up the alternatives of refurbished, converted and new buildings. Separate chapters focus on the planning, briefing and construction process; security, safety and sustainability; key characteristics of successful buildings; identity, decor and signage; and interior layout and facilities. The text draws together a vast resource of real library examples from all over the world which provide best practice models and lessons to learn. For funding authorities, librarians and architects of public libraries this is a highly informative book that will help to ensure wise decision-making and prevent costly mistakes.
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The Academic Library Building in the Digital Age

This book answers this question, among others, by looking to academic library building projects completed in recent years.

Author: Christopher Stewart

Publisher: Amer Library Assn

ISBN: 0838985521

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 107

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The Academic Library Building in the Digital Age: A Study of Construction, Planning, and Design of New Library Space is the first comprehensive study of planning and construction of academic library buildings completed entirely in the new century. Given digitization of collections, the dynamic mix of new learning spaces with traditional library functions, and other factors informing contemporary library design, the digital age has not raised so much the question of if libraries will survive, but how they will survive. This book answers this question, among others, by looking to academic library building projects completed in recent years.
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Development of Creative Spaces in Academic Libraries

CHAPTER 11 Managing a Building Project An entire book could be written about building projects—several are listed below as recommended reading. Whether the project is a smallscale refurbishing of an existing space or an entirely new ...

Author: Katy Kavanagh Webb

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081022733

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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Development of Creative Spaces in Academic Libraries: A Decision Maker's Guide includes innovative ways libraries are engaging students, including the practice of setting aside high-tech spaces for creativity. Five models of library creative spaces are explored in this book, including digital media labs, digital humanities labs, makerspaces, data visualization labs and knowledge markets. The book explores creative spaces currently offered in libraries, with a focus on academic libraries. It gives real-world advice for the process of crafting a new space in the library, including tactics on how to find campus partners, conduct a needs analysis, and answer important questions. Case studies of innovators of library creativity further highlight the successes—and pitfalls—of embarking on the process of developing a new service or space in the library. Shows administrators what other institutions are doing to enable media literacy Helps university library administrators determine their best course of action Provides detailed, unique case studies on up to 10 leading institutions, along with the service models they are providing
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Practical Strategies for Academic Library Managers Leading with Vision Through All Levels

THE LEADERSHIP CONNECTION The development of library buildings and spaces presents librarians at all levels with interesting challenges and leadership opportunities. Leading or participating in a renovation or space-planning project is ...

Author: Frances C. Wilkinson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610698900

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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Looking for tips on how to work towards your overall vision while remaining productive on the frontlines? The book gives you fresh ideas for balancing your managerial duties with day-to-day responsibilities in the academic library. • Presents the first approach to managing, leading, and practicing simultaneously • Incorporates chapters written by 10 different experts from organizations across the country • Addresses the need for professionals with expanding management roles to engage higher administration • Includes a foreword written by a former ALA president
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Library Service

Federal aid for library buildings . — The library building projects aided by the Federal Government , described earlier in this report , have done little more than begin an attack on the library building problem .

Author: Carleton Bruns Joeckel

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031198925

Category: Government libraries

Page: 107

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