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Author Margeton, Stephen G., author.

Title Designing law and other academic libraries : building upon change / Stephen G. Margeton (Professor Emeritus, Former Director, Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Liberary, The Catholic University of America).

Published Getzville, New York : William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  K 84.5 MARG    AVAILABLE
 UniM Law  K 84.5 G1 MARG    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Introduction to academic law library design.
Edition Third Edition.
Physical description xxxviii, 520 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-469) and index.
Contents Designing library spaces that encourage learning -- Getting started: the team -- Library "without walls," as "place" and as "placeholder" -- Needs assessment and program statement -- Design development -- Construction documents: working drawings, schedules and specifications -- About floors and urban library doors -- Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) -- Electrical power -- Physically challenged patrons -- Acoustics -- Shelving -- Lighting -- Staff work spaces -- Special collections -- Displays and exhibits -- Furniture -- Microforms -- Computers -- Security -- Signage -- Patron amenities -- Photocopier/printer/scanner services -- Staff amenities -- Deliveries and storage -- Plan for expansion: making a major renovation -- Naming opportunities -- Transition, occupancy, and punch lists -- Building milestones -- Appendixes. Designing library spaces that encourage learning: survey questionnaire -- Annotated bibliography -- Needs assessment: Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary -- Needs assessment & program statement document: Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library, the Catholic University of America -- Special collections in academic law libraries -- Sample list of naming opportunities from a midsize law school library -- Chronology of a law school design and construction project -- American Bar Association Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
Summary The first edition introduced the busy library director to the overall process of working with architects and building committees and contained chapters on general design preparation and space requirements for library operations and services. The second edition updated the original work and addressed innovations in libraries and completely revised the chapter on special collections space. This third edition reorganizes and expands upon some of the topics touched upon in the second edition and also informs the reader about more recent design concepts based on student learning habits and evolving space requirements, such as "libraries without walls," and "libraries as placeholders." Today librarians, architects and interior designers must reexamine existing spaces to see how they can be improved to function better and attract more patrons. Libraries must become friendlier and use space more efficiently. These concepts, although not new, deserve more discussion, particularly among less well informed architects, deans and law school faculty. Readers will find refreshed materials in the appendices: an updated annotated bibliography, organized by chapter topic; an updated list of naming opportunities; additional suggestions for preparing a needs assessment, and a brief overview of past ABA design conferences.--Page xxvii.
Subject College of William and Mary. School of Law. Wolf Law Library.
Catholic University of America. School of Law. Judge Kathryn J. Du Four Law Library.
Library architecture -- United States.
Library buildings -- United States -- Design and construction.
Law libraries -- United States -- Design and construction.
Academic libraries -- United States -- Design and construction.
ISBN 9780837740409 (hardback ;) (acid-free paper)
0837740401 (hardback ;) (acid-free paper)