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Designing a school library media center for the future

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Chicago : American Library Association, 2007.
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xiii, 117 p. : ill., ; 28 cm.


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E-Kitap 1382960-1001 Z675 .S3 E75 2007 ALA E-Kitap Koleksiyonu

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Designing a school library media center may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so take advantage! In this hands-on guidebook, school library construction and media specialists Rolf Erikson and Carolyn Markuson share their experiences of working on more than 100 media center building projects around the country, using conceptual plans from actual school libraries.

Combining all aspects of design for the school library media center--floor plans, furniture, technology, bidding, and evaluation--this newly updated edition addresses

Current and future technological needs of the student population Unique needs of the community library that combines school and public library services Sustainability and conservation issues to help designers and planners "go green" Accessibility requirements, including all ADA regulations from the first edition plus the latest material on learning styles and accessibility Cost control and ways to minimize mistakes using proven bidding and evaluation methods

With 30 new illustrations and floor plans and an updated glossary of technical terms, readers will be knowledgeable and organized when discussing plans with contractors and vendors. Using the guidance here, you'll avoid the classic building and renovation hazards and build a library media center for the future!

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This revised edition of the authors' 2001 title includes several new illustrations and floor plans and an updated glossary of technology terms. Short chapters help make the information accessible and cover a variety of topics of importance to the librarian involved in a building project for the first time or one who has been there before. The first chapter offers an overview of the various steps involved in any project. Succeeding chapters cover technology planning, space allocations, furniture and placement, lighting and acoustics, ADA requirements, specifications, and bids. Photographs and sample floor plans extend the text and make many of the authors' suggestions more comprehensible. Numerous valuable appendixes include lists of architectural symbols, shelving size and capacity, chair and table heights by grade level, and useful Web sites. The selected readings include some older publications that might not be as helpful.--Glantz, Shelley Copyright 2007 Booklist

"School Library Journal" İncelemesi

This book covers researching, planning, constructing, and moving into a new school media center. The chapters dealing with overseeing specification and bidding processes and meeting accessibility guidelines are particularly helpful. The text is broken into manageable bites with headings, listings, and sidebars that explain technical terms. Useful diagrams include the very necessary progress flow chart, a bubble diagram, and flat and three-dimensional architectural sketches. Cartoons and quotations lighten things up. Excellent appendixes include architectural symbols; space allocations and adjacencies; sample data forms; shelving, table, and chair measurements; furniture specifications and manufacturers; a list of selected readings; and some terrific Web sites. Buy this book for yourself and for all of the stewards of your project.-Cindy Darling Codell, Clark Middle School, Winchester, KY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Ross J. Todd
List of Figuresp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
1 Seeing the Big Picture: What to Expect and When to Expect Itp. 1
The Processp. 1
2 Working Successfully with Key Players: The Art of Communicationp. 6
The Librarian's Rolep. 6
Developing Working Relationshipsp. 7
Communication Tipsp. 8
3 Planning Your Program: It's Never Too Soon!p. 10
4 Planning for Technology: The Essential Ingredientsp. 13
The Challenge of Technologyp. 14
A Connectivity Primerp. 15
Electrical Requirementsp. 18
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)p. 18
Telephone and Faxp. 18
Theft Preventionp. 18
Library Media Center Classroomp. 19
Small-Group Study Roomsp. 19
Videoconferencing and Distance Learning Classroomp. 19
LCD Projectors and Interactive Whiteboardsp. 20
Mixed-Platform Challengesp. 21
Data-Driven Decision Making (D3M) and Data Warehousingp. 21
Planning and Uncertaintyp. 21
5 Planning Space Allocation: An Integrated Approachp. 22
Initial Considerationsp. 22
Location of the Libraryp. 23
Library Entrancesp. 23
Functional Areasp. 23
The Print Collectionp. 24
Seating Capacityp. 25
Technology Requirementsp. 25
Descriptive Specificationsp. 26
Spatial Relationships Diagramp. 26
6 Creating a Functional Interior: Zone and Furniture Plansp. 29
Zone Plansp. 29
Furniture Plansp. 30
A High School Library Furniture Planp. 39
Serving Multigrade Populationsp. 40
The Result of Exemplary Planningp. 41
7 Creating an Inviting Interior: Furnishingsp. 45
Furniture Selectionp. 45
Sources for Furniturep. 46
Criteria for Purchasing Furniturep. 47|2
Use of Colorp. 59
A Final Word about Furniture Selection and Evaluationp. 60
8 Creating a Comfortable Interior: Lighting, Acoustics, Mechanical Design, and Ergonomicsp. 61
Lightingp. 61
Acousticsp. 66
Mechanical Designp. 67
Ergonomicsp. 68
9 Creating a Green Interior: Sustainabilityp. 70
10 Making the Library Accessible: An Inclusive Approachp. 72
Americans with Disabilities Actp. 72
Signagep. 74
Learning Stylesp. 76
Safety Issuesp. 77
11 Buying What You Want: Specifications and Bid Documentsp. 79
Specificationsp. 80
General Conditionsp. 81
12 The Final Phases: Construction, Delivery, Installation, and Moving Inp. 82
Constructionp. 82
Delivery and Installation of Furniture and Equipmentp. 83
Moving Inp. 84
Celebratep. 84
13 Combining Facilities: Joint School-Public Librariesp. 85
Difficultiesp. 86
Advantagesp. 86
Case Study: Conceptual Design for a Joint-Use Libraryp. 87
Challengesp. 89
14 Conclusion: Building on the Experience of Othersp. 90
Appendixesp. 93
A Common Architectural Symbolsp. 93
B Suggested Space Allocations and Adjacenciesp. 94
C Sample Area Data Formp. 97
D General Information on Shelvingp. 99
E Recommended Chair and Table Heightsp. 100
F Sample Furniture Specificationp. 101
G Sources of Furniture and Fixturesp. 103
H Useful Websitesp. 106
Selected Readingsp. 109
Indexp. 113