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.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Basics of Planning Facilities Ellis Mount 1. An Overview of Library Planning 2. Preparing the Library Program 3. Space Utilization 4. Selection of Equipment and Furnishings 5. Moving the Library Part 2. Advanced Aspects of Planning Facilities 6. Preplanning Activities: What to Do Before the Architect Arrives Deborah S. Panella 7. Planning: A Cooperative Effort Arleen N. Somerville 8. The Role of the Architect in Library Planning Robert R. Thrun 9. Estimation of Shelving Needs: Selection of Equipment Tony Stankus and Kevin Rosseel 10. The Role of the Interior Designer in Library Planning John C. Mudgett 11. Furnishing the Electronic Library Lorraine Schulte 12. An Annotated Bibliography on Planning Special Libraries Beverly S. Gordon Appendix A. Library Facilities of the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center Isabel G. McDonald Appendix B. The Upjohn Company Corporate Technical Library Lorraine Schulte Appendix C. Swarthmore College's Science and Engineering Library Michael J. Durkan and Emi K. Horikawa Appendix D. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Library Deborah S. Panella