ERIC Number: EJ762300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 0
Library Media Facilities Access: Do You Really Want Your Library Media Center Used?
Hart, Thomas L.
Library Media Connection, v24 n3 p16-19 Nov-Dec 2005
In this article, the author discusses and provides some examples on how students and teachers should use library media centers. He also discusses the common problems with facilities design as it changes along with other aspects of society. He states that flexibility in design ensures that the physical facility will meet future program needs. Therefore, it is essential to design a flexible facility, with few if any load-bearing walls. Furthermore, rapid technological advances continue to affect the procedures for locating information, as well as those for circulation, inventory, and delivery of information. These advances also affect the classroom connections to the library media center. The rapidity with which technology is changing, especially the miniaturization of delivery systems, makes it difficult to predict what types of equipment and spatial accommodations will be needed in the future. Thus, the author presents a few predictions on what types of equipment and spatial accommodations will be needed in the future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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