Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Planning Optimal Library Spaces

Moore, David R. II and Eric C. Shoaf. Planning Optimal Library Spaces: Principles, Processes and Practices. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. ISBN: 978-1-5381-0940-3

This books promotes an approach to library space planning that introduces and combines a phased implementation strategy with traditional space planning to allow library transformations and renovations to be done as a single project or a series of smaller, separate, and more manageable phased interventions. It allows libraries to meet current needs sooner, as smaller funding opportunities arise, instead of waiting on completely funded projects to develop. Detailed case studies include both small and large academic and public libraries.

Table of Contents 
Chapter 1. Introduction to Master Planning and the Road Map Approach
Chapter 2. Why the Road Map Approach?
Chapter 3. Process
Chapter 4. Collection Storage Strategies
Chapter 5. Anatomy of a Library Budget
Chapter 6. Getting Started
Chapter 7. Case Studies