ERIC Number: ED382218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Planning Additions to Academic Library Buildings: A Seamless Approach.
Hawthorne, Pat, Ed.; Martin, Ron G., Ed.
This document presents three case studies that illustrate how library staffs and architectural design teams can work together to plan additions that are successful solutions to building problems. The case studies cover the experiences of Hope College, Holland, Michigan (David Jensen, Margaret Jensen), Western Maryland College, Westminster, Maryland (Dave Neikirk), and the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (Sarah C. Michalak). Highlights include cooperation among architects, campus planners, consultants, and librarians; the library planning committee; design elements and the construction processes; a new name and identity; functional changes; floor plan descriptions; study spaces; the library presence and environment; campus community feedback; space shortages; funding; service for people with disabilities; and advice. Eighteen figures present floor plans. Appendices provide brief descriptions of poster sessions from eight university libraries, a checklist of additions to academic library buildings, library contacts and architects, and a bibliography of related publications of the Library Administration and Management Association of the American Library Association. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Accessibility (for Disabled), Architects, Building Design, Case Studies, Construction (Process), Cooperative Planning, Higher Education, Library Development, Library Funding, Library Personnel, Library Planning, Maps, Strategic Planning
American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611 ($25; ALA members $18).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
Note: Based on a program sponsored by the Buildings for College and University Libraries Committee of the Buildings and Equipment Section, a section of the Library Administration and Management Association.