Planning: A Cooperative Effort
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Libraries and information centers of today require extensive and flexible electronic capabilities, in addition to the capability of fulfilling traditional functions such as housing collections and providing reader space. Effective planning for such libraries requires an understanding of users’ needs and use patterns, involves all affected staff in planning, and utilizes skills and knowledge of other library staff as well as staff from other departments of the organization. Development and maintenance of rapport between library planners and architects and the organization’s planning and engineering staff is crucial. The best results occur when library planners and other participants demonstrate respect for each other’s perspectives and priorities and thus are able to negotiate compromises.