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Public Library Buildings : The Librarian's Go-to Guide for Construction, Expansion, and Renovation
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Designed for librarians and administrative professionals supervising libraries, this is a how-to guide for renovating, expanding, or constructing a library building. It is divided into chapters as a step-by-step process: getting started, the site, funding, assembling a team, programming and space planning, and so on. It covers in detail the specific needs public librarians will or may have in reimagining their library space. It goes through how librarians can (and need to be) part of the planning and design process, and what they need to understand about construction and costs. Each item of design a library needs to think about is concisely described, sometimes with sample photos or diagrams; the number of items is extensive-from bathrooms to media centers to useful work nooks to measuring for ADA compliance to HVAC issues--so a variety of types of libraries and librarians will find useful information here. The book is written in clear non-specialist language by a public library director who has been through the process; much of the material comes from her experience. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
This go-to guide covers the entire process of building or renovating a public library?from initial planning, to maintaining the completed space, to measuring success.
Number of Pages: 220
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines, Architecture, Technology
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc
Author: Lisa Charbonnet
Street Date: October 5, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-5212
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