Libraries/Media Centers

Title Abstract Publication Date
Building Blueprints: Middle School Library. Describes El Cerrito's Prospect Sierra Middle School library addition that created a calming and welcoming gateway to the school, which sits on a steep and difficult site. 10/31/2005
Buildings for Learning: New Schools on the Horizon Explores several new school buildings in Virginia that attempt to address today's trends in technology, population shifts, and teaching methods. School designs discussed include a technology-... 12/31/1997
By Design: It's All in the Details Discusses the need for cooperation between architects and clients during the design process, and describes the working relationship between an architect and librarian during the design of a school... 01/31/1990
Cary Grove High School Crystal Lake, Illinois. Describes the title school building by Perkins and Will, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on the architects, manufacturers/suppliers, and construction team; a... 02/28/2003
Changing Perspectives: Joint Use of Facilities by Schools and Public Libraries Presents the perspectives of four public library administrators on sharing facilities with local schools, including benefits and problems. Topics include physical accommodations; intellectual freedom... 10/31/1999
Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations. Provides librarians, architects, and other members of a building design team with an extensive list of questions to ask during the design phase of a new or remodeled library building project. The... 12/31/2008
Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations. Fourth Edition. This checklist is designed to provide librarians, architects, and other members of a building design team with a list of 1,500 questions to ask during the design phase of a new or remodeled library... 12/31/2000
Classrooms, Library Media Centers, and New Technology. Brief list of design recommendations for library media centers as well as pitfalls to avoid. 09/30/2008
Collective Intelligence. Facility's Response to the International Baccalaureate Curriculum. Provides plans for accommodating the ideals of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program within an existing school facility, including Primary Learning Modalities, General Meeting &... 09/30/2011
Color in School Libraries. The article mentions some important things to keep in mind when decorating a school library. It gives information on color, floor, and furniture. At the end of the article there is a compiled list... 07/16/2009
Color: An Unsuspected Influence Discusses appropriate use of colors in school libraries and the ways that color affects learning, behavior, and mood. Also examines the use of colors to bring out the best physical attributes of a... 10/31/1999
Combined Libraries: A Bibliography. This is a selected list of articles, books, and web sites covering the subject of combined and joint-use libraries. It covers the two most common types of combined libraries: public libraries... 10/31/2003
Combined School and Public Libraries: Guidelines for Decision Making. This helps communities and school districts determine whether a combined school and public library will provide the most efficient library service for all community residents. Topics covered are:... 12/31/1997
Commons 2.0. Discusses the potential of a well-designed commons for constructivist learning, and includes major points of commons design, including modular clusters of organically shaped and movable furniture,... 12/31/2006
Community Centers/Joint-Use Facilities and Modular Facilties. Profiles two joint-use facilities and one modular high school honored for functionality, frugality, design features and balance, ability to inspire learning, and flexibility. The joint-use facilities... 10/31/2010
Considerations on Facilities Planning. 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... 03/31/2007
Countdown to a New Library: A Blueprint for Success Focuses on selecting appropriate furnishings, floorings, and surfaces for a new library. Discusses appropriate color schemes; carpeting; protecting wood surfaces with polyurethane, user-friendly... 03/31/1999
Creating Library Spaces: Libraries 2040. This paper suggests that by 2004, the traditional public libraries will have ceased to exist and new, attractive future libraries will have taken their place. The Libraries 2040 project of the... 08/17/2002
Current Trends in School Libraries, Media Centers, and Performing Arts Spaces. A 1997 Slide Presentation. This slide presentation and script shows jury-selected exemplary architectural designs for school libraries, media centers, and performing arts auditoriums found in selected K-12 public schools... 12/31/1996
Daylighting Design in Libraries. The use of natural light in libraries, or daylighting, has traditionally been a desirable building feature and a hallmark of good library design. This discusses daylight basics, as well as general... 12/31/2004
Design Considerations for School Library Media Centers . This delineates ideal adjacencies, layout, communication networks, television distribution, data network, electrical design, acoustics, ADA guidelines, size recommendations, and shelving calculations... 08/27/2006
Design Considerations for School Library Media Centers. Suggestions for planning the location and design of a library media center in a school building. 06/30/1999
Design for Change: How to Plan the School Library You Really Need. Examines issues that librarians need to address when remodeling or designing school libraries. Topics discussed include the librarian's role in decision making; cost considerations; evaluation... 01/31/1994
Design for Paperbacks. A How-To Report on Furniture for Fingertip Access. Presents furniture designs aimed at providing physical solutions to the problems and needs generated by the use of paperbacks in education. First, they are directed toward accessibility of the books... 12/31/1967
Designing a Facility: Making it a Place Where Every Student Succeeds. This identifies considerations and steps in designing a library media facility that is conducive to learning. 10/06/2005

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