ERIC Number: ED340384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Planning School Library Media Facilities.
Anderson, Pauline H.
This manual examines the planning process for building or renovating new library media facilities. It is concerned with building programs, local building and fire codes, design, working with architects, reading blueprints, engineering and mechanical plans, budgets, bids, and change orders. It offers help with such sensitive issues as the politics of planning, the assessment of needs and options, and working with the many committees and groups who must be involved; and covers all aspects, from getting administrative commitment to completing the job. Four case studies are presented which exemplify different kinds of situations, one of which is the renovation for an audiovisual (AV) complex. The book is divided into six chapters: (1) "The Politics of Planning"; (2) "The Needs and the Options: Preplanning"; (3) "Developing the Planning Process"; (4) "From Commitment to Design"; (5) "From Design to Construction"; and (6) "From Construction to the Move." An index and the following appendixes conclude the book: (1) typical library media specialist questions and answers; (2) library media center space facilities guidelines; and (3) descriptions of the automation selection process and the online searching process. (19 selected readings) (MAB)
Descriptors: Architects, Building Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Case Studies, Facility Planning, Guidelines, Interprofessional Relationship, Learning Resources Centers, Librarians, Library Development, Library Facilities, Library Role, Needs Assessment, School Libraries, Site Analysis
The Shoe String Press, Inc., 925 Sherman Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514.
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A