ERIC Number: ED328279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Library Media Center Design Considerations for Physically Disabled Students.
Moy, Patricia J.
Federal legislation ensures that children with physical disabilities should not be denied access to the school library. These children have the same information needs as their peers, and they want equal access to information in the school library media center. To create an accessible and functional school library, many requirements and considerations must be incorporated into this facility's early design phases. This paper establishes a checklist of considerations for library media center design for physically disabled young people by searching and analyzing research literature of the mid-1970s to the present. The checklist presents the following essential points: establishing a design planning committee, being knowledgeable about the school philosophy and building standards, developing a timetable for discussion and development of design specifications, examination of blue prints for specifications integration, and continued communication between the architect and planning committee from the first planning meeting to completion of the library media center building project. (14 references) (Author/MAB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Check Lists, Design Requirements, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers, Library Facilities, Media Specialists, Physical Disabilities, School Libraries, Secondary School Students
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the M.L.S. degree, State University of New York at Albany.