Planning the Modern Public Library Building, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313059667
  • ISBN-13: 9780313059667
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 280 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2003 | Published/Released November 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2003

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This collection of 22 highly informative essays offers important insight into current activities in the area of building planning. Written by recognized building experts from the United States and Australia, the essays discuss critical planning issues from a management perspective.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Libraries Unlimited Library Management Collection.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Planning Begins.
2: 1 Early Planning for a New Library.
3: 2 Before Sizing Your Building, Reinvent It: Think New Services, Collections, and Equipment.
4: 3 Greening the Library: an Overview of Sustainable Design.
5: 4 An Ounce of Prevention: Library Directors and the Designing of Public Libraries.
6: Rallying Support.
7: 5 Community Involvement in the Library Construction Process.
8: 6 Getting to Yes: The Public Library Building Process in Henrico County, Virginia.
9: Key Issues for Planning.
10: 7 Retail Technology Applications and Their Role in the Modern Library.
11: 8 A Guide to Selecting Library Furniture.
12: 9 Landscape Design, Establishment, and Maintenance.
13: Joint-Use Libraries.
14: 10 Joint-Use Libraries: The Ultimate form of Cooperation.
15: Services for Children, Young Adults, and Seniors.
16: 11 Designing Library Space for Children and Adolescents.
17: 12 Using Teen Patrons as a Resource in Planning Young Adult Library Space in Public Libraries.
18: 13 Creating a Senior-Friendly Library.
19: Technology.
20: 14 Wireless Networking in the Library: Creating Network Connectivity Throughout the Library—A Decision-Making Guide for Planners.
21: 15 Considerations in Planning and Managing Computer Services.
22: 16 The Importance of Lighting.
23: 17 New Concepts for Technology in Library Design.
24: Notable Buildings.
25: 18 Pustaka Negeri Sarawak: Sarawak State Library and Multimedia Centre.
26: 19 Historic Libraries and Their Enduring Value: Brooklyn Public Library Renews Its Historic Buildings.
27: Bibliographic Essay.
20 Annotated Bibliography: Planning, Designing, and Building Public Libraries.
Appendix: Prequalification Form for Library Furniture Manufacturers.
About the Editors and Contributors.