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Creating the high-functioning library space: expert advice from librarians, architects, and designers

Contributor(s): Deyrup, Marta Mestrovic [Editor].
Publisher: California Pearson education 2016Description: xi, 175 p.ISBN: 9781440840593.Subject(s): Library Design | Architecture - Library | Library SpaceDDC classification: 022.3 Online resources: E-Book Summary: Building a new library or expanding or renovating an existing building brings up a host of questions and concerns, not the least of which involves the future of the library. This book addresses those issues in light of an overarching positive vision of libraries and their evolving purposes and roles in the 21st century. This guide identifies and addresses all of the steps in the building process, including preparing the request for proposal (RFP), selecting the right architect for the job, developing a financial contingency plan, and managing stakeholders' expectations. The book presents both the perspectives and experience of library administrators and management personnel as well as the insights of accomplished library architects and designers. It provides thorough, practical, and current guidance in a process that library administrators often find daunting and "risk immersive." Reading this book is like sitting down with a knowledgeable, impartial consultant before beginning a major renovation project--a tremendous asset for library administrators as well as architectural firms. http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/iimahd/detail.action?docID=4742117
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Introduction
1 A Brief History of American Library Design
2 The Visioning Process
3 Stakeholder Input
4 Engaging the Services of Design Professionals
5 Working with the Architect
6 Working with the Contractor
7 Library Programming
8 Principles of Good Design
9 Sustainable Design
10 Lighting Fundamentals
11 Integrating Technology
12 Protecting Your Collections
13 Storage Options: Making Decisions about Print Materials
Index
About the Editor and Contributors

Building a new library or expanding or renovating an existing building brings up a host of questions and concerns, not the least of which involves the future of the library. This book addresses those issues in light of an overarching positive vision of libraries and their evolving purposes and roles in the 21st century. This guide identifies and addresses all of the steps in the building process, including preparing the request for proposal (RFP), selecting the right architect for the job, developing a financial contingency plan, and managing stakeholders' expectations. The book presents both the perspectives and experience of library administrators and management personnel as well as the insights of accomplished library architects and designers. It provides thorough, practical, and current guidance in a process that library administrators often find daunting and "risk immersive." Reading this book is like sitting down with a knowledgeable, impartial consultant before beginning a major renovation project--a tremendous asset for library administrators as well as architectural firms.

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