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Author Erikson, Rolf.

Title Designing a school library media center for the future / Rolf Erikson and Carolyn Markuson.

Published Chicago : American Library Association, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  027.80973 ERIK    AVAILABLE
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description xiii, 117 pages : illustrations, plans ; 28 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Seeing the big picture : what to expect and when to expect it -- 2. Working successfully with key players : the art of communication -- 3. Planning your program : it's never too soon! -- 4. Planning for technology : the essential ingredients -- 5. Planning space allocation : an integrated approach -- 6. Creating a functional interior : zone and furniture plane -- 7. Creating an inviting interior furnishing -- 8. Creating a comfortable interior : lighting, acoustics, mechanical design, and ergonomics -- 9. Creating a green interior : sustainability -- 10. Making the library accessible : an inclusive approach -- 11. Buying what you want : specifications and bid documents -- 12. The final phases : construction, delivery, installation, and moving in -- 13. Combining facilities : joint school-public libraries -- 14. Conclusion : building on the experience of others.
Summary "In this hands-on guidebook, school library construction and media specialists Rolf Erikson and Carolyn Markuson share their experiences of working on more than 100 media center building projects around the country, using conceptual plans from actual school libraries." "With 30 new illustrations and floor plans and an updated glossary of technical terms, readers will be knowledgeable and organized when discussing plans with contractors and vendors. Using the guidance here, you'll avoid the classic building and renovation hazards and build a library media center for the future."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Markuson, Carolyn Bussian.
Subject Instructional materials centers -- United States -- Design and construction.
Instructional materials centers -- United States -- Automation.
School libraries -- United States -- Design and construction.
School libraries -- United States -- Automation.
ISBN 9780838909454 (paperback)