Designing a School Library Media Center for the Future

ISBN-10: 0838909450

ISBN-13: 9780838909454

Edition: 2nd 2007

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Description: Combining all aspects of design for the school library media center-floor plans, furniture, technology, bidding and evaluation--this newly updated edition addresses - Current and future technological needs of the student population - Unique needs of the community library that combines school and public library services - Sustainability and conservation issues to help designers and planners "go green" - Accessibility requirements, including all ADA regulations from the first edition plus the latest material on learning styles and accessibility - Cost control and ways to minimize mistakes using proven bidding and evaluation methods With 30 new illustrations and floor plans and an updated glossary of technical terms, readers will be knowledgeable and organized when discussing plans with contractors and vendors.

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: American Library Association
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 117
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

List of Figures
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Seeing the Big Picture: What to Expect and When to Expect It
The Process
Working Successfully with Key Players: The Art of Communication
The Librarian's Role
Developing Working Relationships
Communication Tips
Planning Your Program: It's Never Too Soon!
Planning for Technology: The Essential Ingredients
The Challenge of Technology
A Connectivity Primer
Electrical Requirements
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Telephone and Fax
Theft Prevention
Library Media Center Classroom
Small-Group Study Rooms
Videoconferencing and Distance Learning Classroom
LCD Projectors and Interactive Whiteboards
Mixed-Platform Challenges
Data-Driven Decision Making (D3M) and Data Warehousing
Planning and Uncertainty
Planning Space Allocation: An Integrated Approach
Initial Considerations
Location of the Library
Library Entrances
Functional Areas
The Print Collection
Seating Capacity
Technology Requirements
Descriptive Specifications
Spatial Relationships Diagram
Creating a Functional Interior: Zone and Furniture Plans
Zone Plans
Furniture Plans
A High School Library Furniture Plan
Serving Multigrade Populations
The Result of Exemplary Planning
Creating an Inviting Interior: Furnishings
Furniture Selection
Sources for Furniture
Criteria for Purchasing Furniture
Use of Color
A Final Word about Furniture Selection and Evaluation
Creating a Comfortable Interior: Lighting, Acoustics, Mechanical Design, and Ergonomics
Lighting
Acoustics
Mechanical Design
Ergonomics
Creating a Green Interior: Sustainability
Making the Library Accessible: An Inclusive Approach
Americans with Disabilities Act
Signage
Learning Styles
Safety Issues
Buying What You Want: Specifications and Bid Documents
Specifications
General Conditions
The Final Phases: Construction, Delivery, Installation, and Moving In
Construction
Delivery and Installation of Furniture and Equipment
Moving In
Celebrate
Combining Facilities: Joint School-Public Libraries
Difficulties
Advantages
Case Study: Conceptual Design for a Joint-Use Library
Challenges
Conclusion: Building on the Experience of Others
Appendixes
Common Architectural Symbols
Suggested Space Allocations and Adjacencies
Sample Area Data Form
General Information on Shelving
Recommended Chair and Table Heights
Sample Furniture Specification
Sources of Furniture and Fixtures
Useful Websites
Selected Readings
Index
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