Planning Library Interiors

This text provides logical steps in selecting library furniture, from evaluating needs to communicating effectively with vendors and suppliers The Credible CompanyToday's organizations are undergoing revolutionary change-change that has ...

Author: Carol R. Brown

Publisher: Greenwood


Category: Architecture

Page: 162

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This text provides logical steps in selecting library furniture, from evaluating needs to communicating effectively with vendors and suppliers

A Planning Model for Library Design

Author: Trevor Taylor



Category: Interior decoration

Page: 26

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Interior Design for Libraries

A basic fact in planning administrative spaces is that the director and other library officials want offices with windows . In small libraries , the director's office may have the same type ...

Author: Carol R. Brown

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838908297

Category: Reference

Page: 143

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A library interior design guide for architects, designers, and library planners that addresses the functionality needs of staff and design appeal for different age groups, covering signage, traffic, furnishings, materials, colors, lighting, and acoustics.

Planning Public Library Buildings

With more imagination much more could be done to make open-plan library interiors more varied, interesting and attractive.12 Fixed-function library buildings, while not perhaps contemplated today, make for more interesting and varied ...

Author: Mr Michael Dewe

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409485013

Category: Architecture

Page: 366

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Planning a new or refurbished public library means considering not only facilities for collections, services, staff and users, but examining also the local context, reviewing the library image, and developing relationships with other community facilities and agencies. This book examines the entire gamut of challenges confronting the planning and development of contemporary public libraries; their mission, their roles, and key issues such as lifelong learning, social inclusion, community and cultural needs, regeneration and funding. The helpful presentation and readable style guides the librarian through the preliminary information-gathering and decision-making process that ensures a successful library building for all concerned. Using practical case studies, plans and photographs, the author tackles the critical issues of siting, size, plans and design concepts, and provides a helpful guide to weighing up the alternatives of refurbished, converted and new buildings. Separate chapters focus on the planning, briefing and construction process; security, safety and sustainability; key characteristics of successful buildings; identity, decor and signage; and interior layout and facilities. The text draws together a vast resource of real library examples from all over the world which provide best practice models and lessons to learn. For funding authorities, librarians and architects of public libraries this is a highly informative book that will help to ensure wise decision-making and prevent costly mistakes.

Planning the Modern Public Library Building

The many tools , surveys , and models included can be tailored for each individual library , making this an invaluable resource for librarians involved in the planning process . Brown , Carol R. Planning Library Interiors : The ...

Author: Gerard B. McCabe

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9780313321559

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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This collection of 22 highly informative essays offers important insight into current activities in the area of building planning. Written by recognized building experts from the United States and Australia, the essays discuss critical planning issues from a management perspective. Topics include space design; collection marketing; furniture selection; landscaping; accommodating different age groups; hosting activities and events; seeking support from the community; and more. Technology is given a high priority. A bibliographic essay provides an abundance of suggested titles for further study.

Facilities Planning for School Library to Technology Centers

Library Media Connection 45 (3): 14-15. Bloch, M. (2006). High-Wireless Act: The Reality of Airborne School Connections. Scholastic Administrator 5 (4): 38-41. Brown, C. R. (1995). Planning Library Interiors: The Selection of Furnishing ...

Author: Steven M. Baule

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1586832948

Category: Education

Page: 134

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Provides information on planning and building a new school library, covering such topics as creating bids and timelines, site visits, technology planning, lighting, acoustics, signage, and computer lab design.

Planning for a New Generation of Public Library Buildings

Planning Library Interiors , The Selection of Furnishings for the 21st Century . Phoenix , Ariz .: Oryx Press . “ Facilities : Both New Constructions and Renovations . " 1996. American Libraries 27 , no . 4 ( April ) : 57 .

Author: Gerard B. McCabe

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313305924

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 165

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Provides help in understanding what is involved in planning for a public library building project.

Resources in Education

To - Do - It Man . ual for Librarians How To Do It Manuals for Librarians , Number 76 ED 414 95211 Library Acquisition Planning Library Interiors The Selection of Furnishings for the 21st Century Revised Edi . tion ED 414 95411 Library ...




Category: Education


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Furnishing the Library Interior

This author's basic concern is to discuss the selection, evaluation, and procurement of furniture and equipment used in libraries. Most other aspects of planning library interiors were well covered by other writers, particularly in the ...

Author: William S Pierce

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1000146332

Category: Computers

Page: 304

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This book discusses the selection, evaluation, and purchase of furniture and equipment for libraries. It examines the arrangement of the interior to update and illuminate earlier writings, and helps those spending even small amounts for library furniture and equipment to do so more wisely.

Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship

Brown, C.R. Planning Library Interiors: The Selection of Furnishings for the 21st Century. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1995. Brown, C.R. Interior Design for Libraries: Drawing on Function & Appeal. Chicago, IL: American Library Association ...

Author: M. Sandra Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136614370

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 546

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Get the foundational knowledge about health sciences librarianship. The general term “health sciences libraries” covers a wide range of areas beyond medical libraries, such as biomedical, nursing, allied health, pharmacy, and others. Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship provides a sound foundation to all aspects of these types of libraries to students and librarians new to the field. This helpful guide provides a helpful overview of the health care environment, technical services, public services, management issues, academic health sciences, hospital libraries, health informatics, evidence-based practice, and more. This text provides crucial information every beginning and practicing health sciences librarian needs—all in one volume. Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship presents some of the most respected librarians and educators in the field, each discussing important aspects of librarianship, including technical services, public services, administration, special services, and special collections. This comprehensive volume provides all types of librarians with helpful general, practical, and theoretical knowledge about this profession. The book’s unique "A Day in the Life of . . . " feature describes typical days of health sciences librarians working in special areas such as reference or consumer health, and offers anyone new to the field a revealing look at what a regular workday is like. The text is packed with useful figures, screen captures, tables, and references. Topics discussed in Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship include: overview of health sciences libraries health environment collection development of journals, books, and electronic resources organization of health information access services information services and information retrieval information literacy health informatics management of academic health sciences libraries management and issues in hospital libraries library space planning specialized services Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship provides essential information for health sciences librarians, medical librarians, beginning and intermediate level health sciences/medical librarians, and any health sciences librarian wishing to review the field. This crucial volume belongs in every academic health sciences library, hospital library, specialized health library, biomedical library, and academic library.

Designing a School Library Media Center for the Future

PROGRAM PLANNING American Association of School Librarians and Association for Educational Communications and Technology ... FURNITURE Brown , Carol R. Planning Library Interiors : The Selection of Furnishings for the 21st Century .

Author: Rolf Erikson

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838907900

Category: Architecture

Page: 109

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Explains how to implement new school library standards and demystify changes resulting from technology, discusses budgeting and special needs of children, and includes ten conceptual plans for actual school libraries.

Planning Library Buildings and Facilities

Library interiors , on the other hand , have traditionally been governed by the three - foot module basic to the design of most shelving . ( Of course this is not the case when four - foot - wide shelving units are used . ) ...

Author: Raymond M. Holt

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

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The planning of library buildings and facilities involves responsibilities and tasks that are likely to be unfamiliar to the library administrators and other library officials. This book provides the resources administrators of both public and academic libraries have long needed. It systematically addresses the complex processes inherent in the programming, design, and construction of library buildings. Beginning with an overview of the building project, the author describes each major phase in practical terms. With appendixes and bibliography.

Color Planning for Interiors

Red related to schools and yellow to library interiors and school buses. Institutional buildings such as courthouses associate with gray. For hospitals, blue associated with “blue-colored uniforms” and white communicates hygiene, ...

Author: Margaret Portillo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118004876

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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Evidence-based approach to color planning lets you discover theimpact of color on people and space. You'll learn to systematically develop innovative, holisticcolor solutions in interior design with this book's evidence-basedapproach to color planning. The author sets forth a color planningframework that integrates multiple criteria, enabling you to fullyconsider the complex role that color plays in interior design. Color Planning for Interiors is based on the findingsfrom a national study that the author conducted, which identifiedfive categories of color criteria: Color as Composition Color Preferences Color as Communication Color Pragmatics Color for Engagement The author interviewed noted designers and colorists about theprojects that best represented their approach to color. As aresult, you'll discover how leaders in the field examine color fromcompositional, symbolic, behavioral, preferential, and pragmaticperspectives in order to arrive at a carefully considered solution.Moreover, you'll see how designers and architects apply thisknowledge to a broad range of interior spaces, includingworkplaces, restaurants, retail settings, healthcare facilities,and private residences. Complementing theory and research, real-life examples arepresented from interior design projects that consider color inrelation to light, materiality, and interior architecture. Inaddition, full-color diagrams, photographs, and design renderingsillustrate concepts throughout the book to help you understand howto select and work with color. From the fundamental principles of color theory to innovativeapplications, all aspects of designing interiors with color areexamined, making this book ideal for all professionals and studentsin interior design who want to develop the full potential of theircolor palettes.

Library Facilities Planning Aids

Layout Plans and Library Interiors . Library Association , 1960 . In Guidelines for Library Planners . Chicago : American p . 10-16 . Wilkinson , Virgil . College Library for California . College and University Business , 15 : 2 , 36-38 ...

Author: Elmer Eugene Higgins



Category: Academic libraries

Page: 15

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The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship

Brown, C. R. (1995) Planning Library Interiors: the selection of furnishings for the 21st century, Oryx Press. ... Byrne, E. D. (2003) Space Planning for Art and Architecture Libraries: dos and don'ts from lessons learned.

Author: Amanda Gluibizzi

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1856047024

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

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While much attention has been paid to art librarianship as it exists in museum settings, comparatively less notice has been taken of academic and art-and-design-school art librarianship as a distinct focus. However, the skills of subject specialists in the arts and their advocacy on behalf of their users are fundamental elements in vital art libraries that fully support and anticipate the needs of artists, designers, architects, and the historians who study these disciplines. Put together by an international team of contributors, this essential handbook examines methods of innovative librarianship in academic and art school libraries throughout the world. With a focus on the intersection of best practice and best opportunities, the book brings together the philosophies and realities of the most creative librarians working in the field of art librarianship today and serves as a field guide to academic art libraries in the twenty-first century. Key discussions include: the role of liaison to the visual arts visual literacy for highly literate viewers art history pedagogy and special collections technology in an art and design library collection management, renewal, and de-accession new forms of scholarly communication and their impact on art librarianship the making of the 21st century art library. Readership: This timely book is essential reading for all information professionals working in art and design environments. It will also be of interest to students of librarianship interested in the challenges currently facing professionals working in this specialized area.

Creative Planning of Special Library Facilities

One very useful book on the subject is by Pierce, a monograph about furnishing library interiors.1 There are a few basic pointers, however, that should be kept in mind in the selection process. One is the desirability of visiting ...

Author: Ellis Mount

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000757595

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

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Through its discussions on planning, using space, and selecting equipment and furnishings, this book, first published in 1988, provides guidance for those who have little or no experience in designing a facility for a special library - one that serves a corporation, government agency, non-profit organization, professional society, or a special subject-oriented library located in an academic institution or public library. Its text is stimulating yet sound, and will serve not only librarians planning new facilities but also those involved in remodelling or renovating existing facilities. The appendices contain descriptions and layouts of four typical libraries, each showing the result of careful, creative planning.

The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship

Brown, C. R. (1995) Planning Library Interiors: the selection of furnishings for the 21st century, Oryx Press. Byrne, E. D. (2003) Space Planning for Art and Architecture WHY IS THAT COLUMN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOM? 285.

Author: Paul Glassman

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1783302003

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship integrates theory and practice to offer guidelines for information professionals working in art and design environments who need to support and anticipate the information needs of artists, designers, architects and the historians who study those disciplines. Since the first edition of this title, the world of art and design libraries has been transformed by rapid advances in technology, an explosion in social media and the release of new standards and guidelines. This new edition, offering mostly entirely new chapters, provides an accessible, fully updated, guide to the world of academic art and design libraries from a range of international experts who reflect current practice at a global level. Coverage includes: case studies and library profiles, providing benchmarks for developing facilitiesteaching and learning, including the ACRL Framework, teaching with specialcollections, meta-literacies, instructional design and cultural differencesdevelopments in institutional repositories, digital humanities and makerspacescontemporary library design, spaces for collaboration and sustainability. This book will be useful reading for students taking library and information science courses in art librarianship, special collections, and archives, as well as practising library and information professionals in art and design school libraries, art museum libraries and public libraries.

Libraries Traditions and Innovations

At the heart of this movement was the pursuit of flexibility as well as openness in library interiors. Thoughts about the openplan library were infused with the promotional crusade of Angus Snead Macdonald, who had joined the book stack ...

Author: Melanie A. Kimball

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110450844

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 161

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Many consider libraries to be immutable institutions, deeply entrenched in the past, full of dusty tomes and musty staff. In truth, libraries are and historically have been sites of innovation and disruption. Originally presented at the Library History Seminar XII: Libraries: Traditions and Innovations, this collection of essays offers examples of the enduring and evolving aspects of libraries and librarianship. Whether belonging to a Caliph in 10th-century Spain, built for 19th-century mechanics, or intended for the segregated Southern United States, libraries serve as both a reflection and a contestation of their context. These essays illustrate that libraries are places of turmoil, where real social and cultural controversies are explored and resolved, where invention takes place, and where identities are challenged and defined, reinforcing tradition and commanding innovation.

Library Space Planning

The Library Interiors Planner Unlike architects , there are no licensing requirements for interior decorators or planners . But the interiors specialist may be as valuable to the success of the project as is the architect .

Author: John Firth Anderson



Category: Library planning

Page: 80

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Developing Community Led Public Libraries

The key role of young people in planning library services was also identified by the Laser Foundation ... Refreshed library interiors (décor and furnishing) to be welcoming, comfortable and up to date • Roll out or extend – and raise ...

Author: John Pateman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317151895

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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This important book examines the potential for a new community led service model in public libraries. Using theoretical approaches to working with socially excluded community members, with a direct application of those approaches in Canadian public libraries, the authors offer a powerful and persuasive case for adopting the community led approach in libraries worldwide. The book showcases good practice and outlines the challenges to community development work. With public libraries facing budget cuts, this book offers an alternative way forward based on a community led approach to developing needs based library services. This book makes a unique contribution to public library thinking and policy, synthesising the outcomes of research and best practice at the cutting edge of library service delivery, and will be essential reading for all those researching and working in the public library sector.