TITLE

When You're up to Your Ears in Alligators... Strategically Planning Library Facilities

AUTHOR(S)
Walshe, Peggy
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Feliciter;2004, Vol. 50 Issue 6, p237
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses how to strategically plan library facilities. The author states that planning a renovation or a brand new library can be a long yet exciting road. Those overcrowded shelves, which are perhaps a reflection of restrained collection-culling practices or incredibly successful collection budget defenses, might be the evidence needed to start planning facility changes. Overcrowding could be the result of a library's ability to "accommodate" in order to defer the high costs of renovations or new buildings. However, there comes a point when fire codes may be compromised, people are finding it difficult to get through stacks, or services are inconveniently reassigned to spaces that have no relation to adjacent areas.
ACCESSION #
15564796

 

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