Libraries/Media Centers

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Furniture for Libraries. This discusses the library furniture program, procurement methods, furniture selection, materials selection, furniture types, and furniture installation. Includes a glossary of furniture terminology... 12/31/2004
Going out of Print. Discusses the migration of school libraries from printed books to electronic books and resources. An inset article on the future of library facility design is included. 01/31/2011
Granting Each Equal Access Summarizes federal legislation regarding equal access for students with disabilities and discusses environmental barriers to accessibility in the library media center. Solutions to these design... 06/30/1992
Guidelines for Library Media Programs in Louisiana Schools. For use in planning and designing new or remodeled school libraries, this publication provides information on establishing a planning committee, design considerations, technical requirements,... 12/31/2003
HELP! for Library Media Center Design, Construction and Renovation: A Guide for Consulting. Schools that are planning to renovate, redesign, or construct a media center face many challenges. To help in these efforts, this booklet offers suggestions for planning and executing a media center... 12/31/1996
High School Libraries Chart Varied Paths to Technology. Schools are demanding new library configurations that differ both from the old model and from the libraries that look to the latest technological innovations to meet their educational goals.... 12/31/2002
How Libraries Must Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) directs public and private libraries--academic, public, school, and special--to provide services to people with disabilities that are equal to services... 12/31/1991
How Physical Design Can Influence Copyright Compliance. The design of space--physical and virtual--can discourage or promote compliance, or even help police it. Placement of and access to equipment, traffic patterns, signage, and student workspace all may... 12/31/2006
How to Survive Library Renovation. A school librarian's experience managing the renovation of a school library. 01/31/1992
iCommons: The Library Evolved Discusses the Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches' library where there are no physical books in the building, and certain aspects of the space mimic what you'd find in your typical Barnes... 10/04/2011
Ideas and Designs: Creating the Environment for the Primary School Library. This British guideline takes one through the thinking and design process for creating flexible and stimulating spaces for a new build or refurbished school library. Includes a list of useful... 09/30/2007
Imagining the Future of the School Library. Presents an interview with two school library experts that describes recent evolution of school library spaces. The projects deemed most successful are those that are central within the school... 10/31/2006
Impact Library Access with Bold Use of Color and Space. Most school libraries have little funding for books, much less for redecorating. So what can a librarian do to give his or her library a makeover? This article presents a few cost-effective ways to... 09/30/2008
IMPACT: Guidelines for Media and Technology Programs. This document provides the set of standards for K-12 library media coordinators and instructional technology facilitators in North Carolina, including tenets on programs, personnel, budgets,... 12/31/1999
IMPACT: Guidelines for North Carolina Media and Technology Programs. Provides the standards for K-12 library media coordinators and instructional technology facilitators in North Carolina, including tenets on programs, personnel, budgets, resources, and facilities to... 07/31/2005
Innovation Among the Stacks. Bringing Sustainability to School Libraries. Describes a series of renovations to high-school libraries throughout the five boroughs of New York City. All of the renovations – eleven designed, eight completed – incorporate sustainable features... 06/30/2011
Joint-Use Libraries: More Bang for Your Bucks. Discussion of joint-use, or cooperative, libraries focuses on a partnership between public and school libraries in Nevada. Highlights include benefits in enhanced services, user needs, location of... 10/31/1994
Keep On Constructin'. This annual review of library buildings focuses on new academic and public library buildings as well as additions and renovations. Library Buildings 2001 includes costs, book capacity, seating... 11/30/2001
Learning Environments for Young Children : Rethinking Library Spaces and Services Taking a research-oriented approach to the role of the library in the education of children, this book focuses on making public libraries developmentally appropriate learning environments for infants... 12/31/1997
Libraries Designed for Users: A 21st Century Guide. Advises on planning the construction and layout of a tailored to suit the needs of its patrons. The book is organized into four major sections: Essential Background (history, trends, and design... 12/31/2001
Libraries with a Future: How Are Academic Library Usage and Green Demands Changing Building Designs? Support for the modular system of building construction, touted in the second half of the 20th century as the best basis for academic library building design, appears to be waning. A study of green... 06/30/2010
Libraries/Media Centers. Describes the design of notable school libraries and media centers, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on architects, suppliers, and cost, as well as photographs. 07/31/2002
Libraries/Media Centers. Profiles seven winning library and media center projects in the 2010 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. Photographs and project statistics accompany a brief... 07/31/2010
Libraries/Media Centers. Presents twelve library and media centers selected for the American School & University 2005 Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were selcted for functionality, sustainability,... 07/31/2005
Libraries/Media Centers. Profiles six library/media center projects selected for the 2009 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. The projects were chosen for their ability to integrate current... 07/31/2009

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