xxxviii, 520 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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.--Publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
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.