ERIC Number: ED327201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Wisconsin Library Building Project Handbook. Second Revised Edition.
Holt, Raymond M.; Dahlgren, Anders C.
Developed for use in library building projects--whether they involve remodeling, expanding, or erecting a new structure--this handbook discusses the roles of the library administrator, the board, the librarian, the architect, the library building consultant, the interior designer, the building contractor, and others. It also addresses the major stages of a building project from needs assessment, planning, and design, to construction and occupation. Although the handbook focuses on community libraries serving populations of about 25,000 (which are predominant in Wisconsin), the information provided is intended to be useful regardless of the size or nature of the building process. While the 1978 edition of this handbook was targeted to a Wisconsin audience, the current version has reduced its emphasis on Wisconsin-specific issues. The focus has not been eliminated, however, and references are made to Wisconsin statutes and regulations. Readers outside Wisconsin must be aware that laws in their states governing the powers of the library board, architect selection, or the construction bidding and contract awards process may differ. It is noted that readers may read the chapters in order or focus on particular chapters. (54 references) (SD)
Descriptors: Architecture, Building Design, Cooperative Planning, Design Requirements, Facility Planning, Interior Design, Library Facilities, Library Guides, Library Services, Lighting, Needs Assessment, Public Libraries, Site Selection
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.