ERIC Number: ED438842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Planning for a New Generation of Public Library Buildings. The Greenwood Library Management Collection.
McCabe, Gerard B.
This book on public library design and construction contains the following chapters: (1) "Beginning the Plan"; (2) "Data for Planning"; (3) "Location: Finding a Site"; (4) "Interior Design"; (5) "Furnishing and Equipping the Library and Its Environs"; (6) "Other Views," including "Using Small College Library Planning Techniques in Public Library Facilities Planning" (James R. Kennedy) and "A Place To Call Their Own" (Rebecca M. Wenninger); (7) "The Library Building Program"; (8) "Reference Services to Special Collections"; (9) "Children's Services to Meeting Space"; and (10) "Architectural Details." Each chapter contains references. Appendices include a description of joint-use library in Australia, a management checklist, furniture and equipment options for public libraries, drawings, a safety procedures handbook, discussion of conversion or renovation of other types of buildings, and sample survey forms. Includes a selected annotated bibliography and an index. (MES)
Descriptors: Construction (Process), Design Requirements, Facility Planning, Facility Requirements, Library Administration, Library Equipment, Library Facilities, Library Planning, Library Services, Public Libraries
Greenwood Press, 88 Post Rd. West, P.O. Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881-5007 ($59.95). Tel: 203-226-3571; Fax: 203-222-1502; Web site: http://www.greenwood.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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