Tuesday, March 24, 2009
With the new fifth edition of his "Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations", William Sannwald guides librarians and other members of a building design team through the stages of the design process. Planning construction of a new library facility or renovation of an existing one can be a daunting task. With the new fifth edition of his "Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations", veteran library administrator and construction consultant William Sannwald guides librarians and other members of a building design team through the stages of the design process. Updated materials include: a new chapter on sustainable design, including issues of site selection, air quality, and energy and water efficiency; new sections on wireless networking, information commons and media production and presentation labs; updated treatment of special collections and materials handling systems; and, a new section on disaster planning.It also contains DA Accessibility Guidelines section reorganized to match structure of the federal statute. Because construction projects are complex and sometimes unwieldy, Sannwald's checklist format provides a clear, concise way of itemizing the issues, helping your construction project run as smoothly as possible!
Videodisc of a teleconference broadcast recorded with permission by the College of DuPage on November 7, 2008.
"This Soaring to Excellence presentation addresses the challenge of the technology ratchet and how to keep it from tightening its grip on library workers. Steven Bell will share ideas and techniques for regaining control over library technology with an exploration of better ways to identify, adopt and leverage the technologies that make sense for us and that create a better library user experience for our communities. With the right attitude and approach every library worker can develop a personal professional development strategy for keeping pace with the technology curve."--College of DuPage Press website
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Enriching and supplementing storytelling programs with fingerplays, flannelboards, and other props will be a cinch thanks to this generous sampling of art and craft ideas, songs, and action rhymes. This time-saving resource includes
- Thematic organization to make program planning easy
- Recommended books for each theme
- Easy-to-follow craft and flannelboard patterns
- Quick Tips boxes that enhance the early literacy component
A unique addition to the programming shelf, this treasure trove of storytime tools is designed to help veteran librarians refresh and enliven ongoing programs, while providing novice storytime planners what they need to get started! (book description)
*There are also storytime tips for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and all-ages/families.