ERIC Number: ED456636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Maine School Library Facilities Handbook.
Maine Association of School Libraries.
This handbook provides guidance to school library specialists and architects for planning new or renovated library facilities that will meet the changing resource and technology needs of students and the community. An overview is provided of the essential library areas, including layout, structural, and climate control needs; the internal communication networks of the library facility; and considerations involving the Americans with Disabilities Act. The handbook also presents data tables comparing library areas for different school population sizes. It also offers detailed descriptions of essential areas, highlights expert advice from the facility planning and design field, and lists new and retrofitted school library facilities in Maine that are recommended for visits. Appendices present information on planning for accessibility and calculating shelving requirements. A glossary is included as well as a list of print resources to assist in library planning. (GR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Guidelines, Public Schools, School Community Relationship, School Libraries
For full text: http://www.maslibraries.org/Publications/Facilities_Handb ook/handbook.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine Association of School Libraries.
Identifiers - Location: Maine