Libraries/Media Centers

Title Abstract Publication Date
Designing a School Library Media Center for the Future. Second Edition. Offers guidance on building school library media centers by outlining conceptual plans from actual school libraries and explaining how to address specific planning and operational issues. The book... 12/31/2008
Designing Better Libraries: Selecting and Working with Building Professionals The author explains how to collaborate with an architect and covers site selection, remodeling, interior design, and accessiblity improvements. Includes recent changes in standards and procedures in... 12/31/1999
Designing Libraries for 21st Century Schools. Uses England's Castle Rock school library in Coalville, Leicestershire, and Jo Richardson Community School Library, Dagenham as an examples of inspirational school libraries that are beautiful,... 05/31/2007
Designing Libraries: Gateway to Better Library Design. The Resource for Library Planning, Design & Building. This website provides links to primarily British information on the following topics: architecture and library building databases; awards and prizes; built environment; energy efficiency &... 12/31/2009
Designing Schools for the Information Society: Libraries and Resource Centres Describes the main outcomes of a seminar on designing schools for the information society and provides guidelines for those involved in designing new and existing school libraries. Implications for... 01/31/2000
Designing the Electronic Classroom: Applying Learning Theory and Ergonomic Design Principles This article applies learning theory and ergonomic principles to the design of effective learning environments for library instruction. It discusses features of electronic classroom ergonomics,... 02/28/2001
Developing Bid Specifications for Facilities Projects. Discusses developing bid specifications for facilities projects. Highlights include: the four basic sections of bid specifications (general conditions, specific conditions, table of values, and... 08/31/2002
Disabilities, Children, and Libraries: Mainstreaming Services in Public Libraries and School Library Media Centers. Written for librarians and school library media specialists, this book is designed to foster awareness and encourage confidence in serving the needs of children with disabilities. It provides... 12/31/1992
Does the Room Make the Library Program, or Does the Library Program Make the Room? Recently, the author participated in a conversation with several teacher-librarians about a school library remodeling project in which they were involved. The targeted libraries were in quite bad... 09/30/2005
Drawing Strength: Skillful Design...and a Little Trickery Discusses the need for cooperation between librarians and architects during the design of library facilities. The balance between the character of a building and its ability to adequately meet actual... 01/31/1990
Embracing Change. Reviews the responsive nature of academic library architecture over the last two centuries, noting that libraries have been at the forefront of computerization and continue to provide centralized... 07/31/2010
Esprit de Place: Maintaining and Designing Library Buildings To Provide Transcendent Spaces. Discusses library buildings and their role in building community. Reviews current design trends, including reading and study spaces; collaborative workspaces; technology-free zones; archives and... 03/31/2002
Evaluating the School Library Media Center. Analysis Techniques and Research Practices. The book contains research and evaluation techniques and studies that have been conducted in school library media centers. Many study results are presented in chart format, with spaces available for... 12/31/1997
Facilities for School Library Media Centers: A Guide for Designing and Remodeling. The author of this book, former school librarian and past president of the American Association of School Librarians, draws on her experience to write this book containing information on a variety of... 12/31/1992
Facilities Guidelines for Library Media Programs. [Maryland] These guidelines are designated to help Maryland school system personnel and architects develop educational specifications and designs for new building construction or major renovation projects that... 04/30/1998
Facilities Planning for School Library and Technology Centers. Offers step-by-step advice on how to remodel or build a new school library. The book includes a collection of case studies providing guidance from practitioners on common facilities issues, ready-to-... 12/31/2006
Facilities Planning for School Library Media and Technology Centers Increased student enrollment, collection growth, the need for multimedia workspace, and other technology changes are all reasons for embarking on a facilities project in a library media center. This... 12/31/1998
Facilities: The Tech Edge. Examines the impact of technology on school library facilities and suggests some low-impact ways to optimize its use. Highlights include considering the role technology can play; educational goals;... 02/28/2002
FAQs about Facilities: Practical Tips for Planning Renovations and New School Library Media Centers. Answers frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to planning for renovating or building school library media centers (SLMCs). Topics include the role of the school library media specialist, advance... 08/31/2002
Fifty Years of Supporting Children's Learning: A History of Public School Libraries and Federal Legislation from 1953 to 2000. Drawn from more than 50 sources, this report presents descriptive data about U.S. public school libraries over a 47-year span. Data from sample surveys are presented at the national, regional, and... 12/31/2004
First Steps in Planning for Facilities Renovation. Discusses how to plan for a new school library media center or renovate an existing facility. Highlights include the importance of a planning team; the role of the architect; brainstorming, including... 10/31/1999
Flexible Spaces that Work: Renovating Today for Tomorrow's Needs. Discusses one architectural design firm's answer to designing educational facilities that can grow and change with the times using technology and space planning. Design ideas for libraries/media... 12/31/1998
Form Follows Function: Redesigning the School Library Media Center Discusses factors in redesigning school library media centers: electronic resources, electricity, furniture, lighting, and acoustics. Presents a case study of Wake County (North Carolina) Schools and... 06/30/1997
From the Outside In: Library Renovations from the Perspectives of a Project Manager, an Architect/Designer, and a Technology Consultant. Discusses partnerships that were developed with the Free Library of Philadelphia during their renovations, including perspectives from a project manager, an architect/designer, and a technology... 12/31/2000
Fulfilling a Ten-Year Dream: Building a School Library Media Center Describes the process of building a new media center at Crestige South Elementary School in Centerview, Missouri. Discusses fund-raising efforts of the parent-teacher organization, the floor plan... 12/31/1998

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