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ERIC Number: EJ762394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
Considerations on Facilities Planning
Baule, Steven
Library Media Connection, v25 n7 p40, 42 Apr-May 2007
Most facilities renovation projects occur because someone at the executive or board level has lobbied successfully for them. Often in public schools, the voters have agreed to the project as well via a building referendum. Therefore, facilities projects are highly visible to the community. Unlike many other issues in schools, facilities projects have a tremendous length of impact. Curriculum cycles hover between five to seven years in most schools, but most school buildings last 50 to 60 years. Some last much longer. The first key in any building project is to ensure the library media center is included in the plan. Even if the library media center is acknowledged by all as being in need of renovation or replacement, that alone does not ensure the library media center will be included in the final scope of work. In this article, the author discusses some considerations on facilities planning. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A