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ISBN 9780789025418
Published August 9, 2005 by Routledge
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Get the tools to meet the challenge of building or renovating a library!

The challenge of renovating or constructing a library requires organizational skill, resourcefulness, creativity, and willingness to compromise. Planning, Renovating, Expanding, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and Health Organizations presents thirteen insightful case studies revealing how many libraries have been have been built or renovated using innovations designed to meet a specific organization's needs. Each study plainly highlights objectives, methods, results, and conclusions, and reviews the design of the completed library. Ideas and approaches are presented clearly, showing the designing, refurbishing, and refurnishing of existing library space; the merging of library collections and services; and the construction of multimillion dollar library buildings—with each study explaining proven strategies which can be used or adapted to fit the reader’s own circumstances.

Planning, Renovating, Expanding, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and Health Organizations explains the steps in the planning process, including needs analysis, goal setting, and public relations, as well as the practical considerations of packing and unpacking. The contributors are noted library authorities intimately involved in every facet of the construction procedure and cost accounting, and the book includes helpful photographs, illustrations, tables, and appendices to clarify and help practicing librarians and library students alike fully understand the strategies needed to create a functional library facility that fulfills expectations.

Planning, Renovating, Expanding, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and Health Organizations includes case studies of:

  • a resource library moved into a basement
  • renovations to the Osler Library at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
  • construction of the Booker Health Services Library at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center
  • a merger of two libraries at Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • the renovation of a small hospital library
  • designing a new library in a historic naval hospital
  • the Hope Fox Eccles Clinical Library Renovation Project
  • expansion and renovation of the Welch Medical Library at Johns Hopkins University
  • and much more!

Planning, Renovating, Expanding, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and Health Organizations is an insightful resource for educators, students, and librarians of all types.

Table of Contents

  • About the Editor
  • Contributors
  • Foreword (Logan Ludwig)
  • Introduction
  • PART I: SPECIAL LIBRARIES
  • Case Study 1. ACOG Resource Center Happily Moves to the Basement (Mary A. Hyde and Pamela Van Hine)
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Moving the Collection
  • Recommendations
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A: Space Priorities and Goals
  • Appendix B: Budget Summary for New ACOG Resource Center, 2000
  • Case Study 2. Preserving Medical History: Recent Renovations to the Osler Library (Pamela J. Miller)
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Appendix A: The Words of the Architect
  • Appendix B: Steps in the Planning Process
  • Appendix C: Guidelines Used to Calculate Packing and Unpacking Time
  • PART II: HOSPITAL LIBRARIES
  • Case Study 3. Booker Health Sciences Library (Catherine M. Boss)
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Health Sciences Library Planning
  • Project Financing
  • Furnishings
  • Preparation of the Nursing Collection
  • Moving the Collections
  • Conclusion
  • Case Study 4. A Tale of Two Libraries: Overview of a Merger (Elisabeth Jacobsen)
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Project Summary
  • Project Timeline
  • Issues and Problems
  • Lessons Learned
  • Conclusion
  • Case Study 5. Renovating a Small Hospital Library (Veronica Dawn Stewart)
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Preparation
  • Shelving Gains
  • Maintaining Patron Service
  • Results
  • Abandoned Ideas and Plans Gone Awry
  • Conclusion
  • Case Study 6. Blending the New with the Old: Designing a New Library in a Historic Naval Hospital (Jane A. Pellegrino and Lisa R. Eblen)
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Objective
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • Case Study 7. The Hope Fox Eccles Clinical Library Renovation Project (T. Elizabeth Workman)
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Facility Renovation—Physical Description
  • Methods
  • Outcomes
  • Conclusion
  • PART III: ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER LIBRARIES
  • Case Study 8. Managing a Library Renovation Project: A Team Approach (Deanna M. Lucia and Mary E. Piorun)
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • Case Study 9. Continuous Library Facility Improvement at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center (Janis Teal and Holly Shipp Buchanan)
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • User Survey
  • Conclusion
  • Case Study 10. The McGoogan Library of Medicine: A Value-Added Approach to Renovation (Nancy N. Woelfl, Stuart K. Dayton, Tom Gensichen, Mary E. Helms, and Marie Reidelbach)
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Project Phasing
  • Formal and Information Communication
  • Results
  • Lessons Learned
  • Conclusion
  • Case Study 11. Ebling Library: Planning a Three-Library Merger and Move (Sylvia Contreras, Erika Sevetson, Natalie Norcross, Julie Schneider, and Daniel Barkey)
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Service Integration
  • Collection Shelving and Preparation
  • Information Technology
  • Public Relations
  • Clutter Eradication
  • Conclusion
  • Case Study 12. The Welch Medical Library: A New Model for the Delivery of Library Services (Willard F. Bryant Jr., Jayne M. Campbell, Kathleen Burr Oliver, and Nancy K. Roderer)
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Central Core Facility
  • Welc

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