ABSTRACT

Through its discussions on planning, using space, and selecting equipment and furnishings, this book, first published in 1988, provides guidance for those who have little or no experience in designing a facility for a special library - one that serves a corporation, government agency, non-profit organization, professional society, or a special subject-oriented library located in an academic institution or public library. Its text is stimulating yet sound, and will serve not only librarians planning new facilities but also those involved in remodelling or renovating existing facilities. The appendices contain descriptions and layouts of four typical libraries, each showing the result of careful, creative planning.

part |1 pages

Part I: Basics of Planning Facilities

chapter |6 pages

An Overview of Library Planning

Edited ByEllis Mount

chapter |6 pages

Preparing the Library Program

Edited ByEllis Mount

chapter |13 pages

Space Utilization

Edited ByEllis Mount

chapter |5 pages

Selection of Equipment and Furnishings

Edited ByEllis Mount

chapter |6 pages

Moving the Library

Edited ByEllis Mount

part |1 pages

Part II: Advanced Aspects of Planning Facilities

chapter |12 pages

Pre-Planning Activities: What to Do Before the Architect Arrives

Edited ByDeborah S. Panella

chapter |13 pages

Planning: A Cooperative Effort

Edited ByArleen N. Somerville

chapter |13 pages

The Role of the Architect in Library Planning

ByRobert R. Thrun

chapter |18 pages

Estimation of Shelving Needs: Selection of Equipment

ByTony Stankus, Kevin Rosseel

chapter |11 pages

The Role of the Interior Designer in Library Planning

ByJohn C. Mudgett

chapter |21 pages

Furnishing the Electronic Library

ByLorraine Schulte

chapter |47 pages

An Annotated Bibliography on Planning Special Libraries

ByBeverly S. Gordon