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ERIC Number: ED349010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Planning the Library Media Center Facility for the 1990s and Beyond.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This manual presents recommendations for incorporating present and future technological changes into workable, efficient, pleasant school library media facilities in two major sections: Planning the Facility and Activity Areas. The first section addresses the planning process (appointing the building committee, evaluating the library media program, writing the building/facility program, and working with the architect), as well as general considerations in planning (acoustics, carpeting, lighting, windows, climate control, handicapped access, location, remodeling, signs, and wiring). The second section highlights the process of determining space needs, addresses public areas (entrance/circulation/card catalog, reading/listening/viewing, conference/classroom, and computer laboratory), and library media center management areas (office, workroom, storage, and media production). Seven appendices, which constitute the major part of the manual, include: (1) a 38-item bibliography; (2) guidelines for physical space; (3) guidance for developing a long-range plan for technology; (4) a sample building program; (5) specifications and a checklist for furnishings and equipment; (6) guidelines for determining shelving requirements; and (7) sample floor plans from 17 school districts around the state. Each floor plan is accompanied by a brief program description, the name, address, and telephone number of a contact person, grade levels served, enrollment, size of the facilities, size of the collection, and date of construction. (BBM)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Check Lists, Climate Control, Design Requirements, Educational Technology, Electronic Equipment, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Planning, Furniture, Interior Design, Learning Resources Centers, Library Administration, Library Automation, Library Collections, Library Services, Microcomputers, Space Utilization
Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress, Austin, TX 78701 ($2).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.