Planning, communication are key in building new libraries

Ames, Kathryn S.; Heid, Greg
January 2008
Georgia Library Quarterly;Winter2008, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p5
Academic Journal
The article presents an outline for beginning the process of building new library for the community based on planning principles that will lead to a well-documented and articulated plan for the future. The development of a comprehensive strategic plan of library service is the first step a library system should take. The Public Library Association (PLA) "New Planning for Results," which has been used successfully by many libraries in the U.S. is one example of a successful planning model. The final step in the process is writing a building program.


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