Library Building Design and Renovation

A Pathfinder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Introduction and Scope

 

 

This pathfinder will provide North Carolina library professionals with an introduction to resources which assist in the process of designing or remodeling libraries.  With rapidly changing technological needs and space for growing collections always being a challenge, employing the most efficient use of both in library building design and renovation is the goal of this pathfinder.  Through the use of the tools, vocabulary, and general knowledge assessable through this pathfinder, library professionals will be better equipped to interact knowledgeably with architects, contractors, and library consultants.  With this knowledge library professionals will be able to express their needs and expectations more effectively and become more actively involved in the construction process. 

The following main topic areas, which are addressed through the different types of resources in this pathfinder, reflect the key issues of library building design and renovation:

*   Architects, Contractors and Library Consultants – These professionals provide services integral to any library design project.  Finding, choosing, and working with these professionals can be simplified by acquiring a little background information and vocabulary relevant to the design and construction field.

*   Planning – The planning process is complicated; it involves thorough user surveys, space needs assessments, site selection, and more.  Some useful resources include checklists and planning guides for the whole process, resources for the initial stages of construction or renovation, sample library building programs and design guidelines, and codes and standards for construction and design.

*   Exterior design issues – Many building exterior issues can be overlooked; maintenance, parking, security, landscaping, lighting, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, signage, deliveries, book returns and more.  Many of the resources in this pathfinder address these issues and provide helpful guidelines and checklists.

*   Interior design issues – Just as the exterior design issues above, interior design issues are very complex.  These include security, lighting, automation, ADA standards, safety and ergonomics, space use, floor coverings, signage, maintenance, and storage just to name a few.  Again the resources found in this pathfinder will be valuable in helping library professionals stay focused and organized throughout the design and construction processes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Resource Location

 

 

Library of Congress Subject Headings (for On-line catalog browsing – http://www.lib.unc.edu/)

*   Libraries – (subcategories)

*   Space Utilization

*   North Carolina

*   Bibliography

*   Library Use Studies

*   Library Architecture

*   Library Buildings

*   Library Planning 

*   Libraries Space Utilization

*   Search by specific library type (Public Libraries, School libraries, Academic libraries, Junior College libraries…)

*   Library decoration       

*   Library Fittings and Supplies

*   Libraries and the Physically Handicapped

*   Architecture – Bibliography

 

 

 

Browsing Areas (for looking through the stacks)

*   Z679.2 - Z679.6 – In the UNC-CH SILS library second floor of the stacks, this is where the majority of the books, association publications, and handbooks can be found. 

*   Davis Ref - N à NK - for architectural and design resources.

 

 

 

Location of Resources

*   SILS Lib – This is the library for School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) located on the second floor of Manning Hall. (http://ils.unc.edu/library)

*           SILS Lib Folio – The Folios are generally resources too large to be held in their designated section in the stacks.  The SILS Lib Folios are on the fourth floor of the stacks.

*           SILS Lib Periodicals Collectn – The periodical holdings for the SILS Library are located on the first floor of the stacks  (behind the elevator).  These cannot be checked out, however there is a copier available.

*   Planning Library – This is the Chapin Planning Library for the Department of City and Regional Planning at UNC-CH located on the second floor of the New East building. (http://www.lib.unc.edu/planning/)

*   Davis Ref – This is the reference section of Davis, the UNC-CH graduate student library, located on the ground floor of the Davis Library building. (http://www.lib.unc.edu/davis.html)

*   UL nonprint – These are part of the Undergraduate Library (UL) of UNC-CH.  The UL is currently undergoing renovations; therefore these holdings are in the Davis Graduate Library or in storage.  For assistance with UL holdings go to the second floor of Davis. (http://www.lib.unc.edu/house/)

*   E INDEXES and DATABASES – Located at http://eresources.lib.unc.edu/eid/these are the electronic indexes and databases available through the UNC-CH library system.  Access by non-student, staff, or faculty is restricted to a UNC-CH library site. The most applicable subject listing accompanies each resource (ex. Social sciences).

*   World Wide Web – The URL or Internet address for each resource is located in the bibliographic citing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Resource Rating Scale

 

 

* * *              Highly useful, frequently cited, indispensable resource

* *                  Very useful, supplemental resource

*                      Useful for in depth investigations into a particular subject

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multimedia (Subcategory) – A few resources, which fit into other main categories, came in additional useful formats such as computer diskettes and videos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Association Publications – The American Library Association (ALA) publishes most of these publications.  By having the endorsement of ALA the credibility of these sources improves.

Rating

Location and Call Number

Resource

Description

 

***

SILS Lib Z675 .S3 E75 2001

Erikson, Rolf. Designing a School Library Media Center for the Future. Chicago: American Library Association, 2001.

The most useful and current book on school library media center design. Very useful appendices on dimensions/measurements. List of Furniture Manufacturers, useful websites, bibliography, and index.

 

***

SILS Lib Z679 .L94 1991

Lueder, Dianne C. Administrator's Guide to Library Building Maintenance. Chicago: American Library Association, 1992.

This book gets down to the basics of exactly how to effectively maintain a library building.  How often to perform all types of cleaning tasks, safety checks, and staffing and other administrative management tasks.  Bibliography at the end of each chapter, glossary of terms, helpful appendices, and complete index.

 

***

SILS Lib Z679.2 U54 W66 2000

Woodward, Jeannette A. Countdown to a New Library: Managing the Building Project. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000.

An up to date handbook for librarians needing assistance with the overwhelming project of creating a new library.  Explains terminology in each area, contains contact information of relevant resources, and has a bibliography in each section.  Well-designed, thorough resource.  Index.

 

**

SILS Lib Z679.2 .U54 B39 1995 c.2

Bazillion, Richard J., Academic Libraries As High-Tech Gateways: A Guide To Design & Space Decisions.2nd ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 2001.

Addresses the important issue of remaining up to date on technology in library settings and the implications this has on design. Includes chapter notes, bibliography, and index.

 

**

SILS Lib Z679.6 .M67 1986

Morris, John. The Library Disaster Preparedness Handbook. Chicago: American Library Association, 1986.

Detailed bibliography, step-by-step inspection of a library's preparedness for each disaster type, and instructions for how to handle a disaster.

 

**

SILS Lib Z679.5 .L5 1993

Library Buildings Consultant List. Chicago: American Library Association, Library Administration and Management Association, 1976- every two years.

Very detailed profiles of library consultants, useful appendixes and charts, bibliography in the front of the book

 

*

SILS Lib Z679.5 .B73 1996

Brawner, Lee B. Determining your Public Library's Future Size: a Needs Assessment and Planning Model. Chicago: American Library Association, 1996. 

A guide to assessing library space needs through several case studies.  Useful appendices, bibliography, index.

 

*

SILS Lib Z679 .D73

Draper, James. Interior Design for Libraries. Chicago: American Library Association, 1979.

This interior design book is focused on improving an existing library's traffic flow, signage, furniture, etc. Bibliography, glossary, index.

 

*

SILS Lib Z679.55 .S58 1991

Freifield, Roberta. Space Planning in the Special Library. Washington, DC: Special Libraries Association, c1991.

Very useful to special libraries that may not have been addressed in other resources, helpful appendixes, bibliographic notes in each chapter, index.

 

*

SILS Lib Z674 .I52 no.191 1991

Illinois University Occasional Papers No. 191 - Evaluation of Library Facilities: A Tool for Managing Change, Schneekloth, Keable

A great guide and case studies for evaluating library facilities.

 

*

SILS Lib. Z679 .K53 1991

Klasing, Jane P. Designing and Renovating School Library Media Centers. Chicago: American Library Association, 1991.

Includes sample bids, diagrams of furniture arrangement, and checklists. Chapter references, bibliography of selected readings, glossary of terms, and index.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bibliographies/DirectoriesThese resources are helpful, however the bibliography in some of the other types of sources may be more updated.

Rating

Location and Call Number

Resource

Description

***

Planning Library Z5943 .A72 A75 1997c.1

Wayne, Kathryn M., Architecture Sourcebook: a Guide to Resources on the Practice of Architecture. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, c1997.

Chapter 10 is about library resources (p. 173), chapter 3 is about educational resources (p. 55).  Very, very useful book - a resource of resources.

**

Planning Library Z1251 .A2 H396 1979a

Haynes, Robert E. Historic Preservation Bibliography. 2d rev. ed. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service, 1979.

A good resource if looking for information on historical architecture information, includes information on measured drawings, engineering, surveying, site surveys, National Register of Historic Places, archeological services, technical preservation societies and services.  Not very current but a good place to start.

*

Davis Ref. Z1361 .E4 B89 1996

Buttlar, Lois. Guide to Information Resources in Ethnic Museum, Library, and Archival Collections in the United States. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996.

Great guide to unique collections in the U.S.  Indexed by geographic location and institution.  Would be more useful as a database.  Table on contents grouped by ethnicity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biographies – The following biographies will be useful if more information on an architect or designer is needed. 

Rating

Location and Call Number

Resource

Description

*

SILS Lib Folio Z679 .L547 1997 c1

Brawne, Michael. Library Builders. London: Academy Editions; Lanham, Md.: Distributed in the U.S. by National Book Network, Inc., 1997.

Beautiful color and black and white illustrations of library building project case studies from all over the world.  It is focused on the accomplishments of individual architects and firms.  Would make a grand coffee table book.

*

Davis Ref. NA40 .M25 1985 V.4 C.2

Placzek, Adolf K. Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects. New York: Free Press; London: Collier Macmillan. c1982.

Very extensive - Just architects. Cites their works and biography for each.  Good glossary, chronological table of contents, and place and person indexes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequently Cited Texts – The higher rating these books received indicates both a higher frequency of mention in other bibliographies and a higher degree of usefulness.

Rating

Location and Call Number

Resource

Description

***

SILS Lib Z679.2 .U54 H35 1994

Hall, Richard B. Financing Public Library Buildings. New York: Neal-Schuman, c1994.

Addresses the money side of the library project very thoroughly including federal, state, local, and private funding sources.  Focuses on public libraries but useful in other libraries as well.  Bibliography by chapter, index.

***

SILS Lib Z679.5 H65 1989

Holt, Raymond M. Planning Library Buildings and Facilities: From Concept to Completion. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1989.

Addresses how to read and evaluate architectural drawings.  Takes professionals through needs assessment, site selection, space requirements, library consultants, and much more.

***

SILS Lib Z679.5 .L45 2000 c.1

Leighton, Philip D. Planning Academic and Research Library Buildings. 3rd ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 1999, c2000.

Very comprehensive!  Very Useful!

***

SILS Lib Z679.2 .U54 M33 1999

McCarthy, Richard C. Designing Better Libraries: Selecting and Working with Building Professionals. 2nd ed. Ft. Atkinson, WI: Highsmith Press, 1999.

Discusses the different roles of an architect, how to find and hire the right architect, and what to expect of the architect during the project. Includes helpful appendices such the names and addresses for where to advertise for bids.  Bibliography and index.

**

SILS Lib Z679.2 U54 K66 1997 c.1

Koontz, Christine M. Library Facility Siting and Location Handbook. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997.

Addresses GIS use and case studies related to issues in site selection.  Bibliography and index.

**

SILS Lib Z675 .S75 L53 2001

Nitecki, Danuta A., Kendrick, Curtis L.
Library Off-site Shelving: Guide for High-Density Facilities
. Englewood, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 2001.

Issues and costs, case studies, design, construction, implementation, preservation, materials selection, transfer, management, access, and more addressed.  Very thorough, great bibliography, lots of websites, index.

**

SILS Lib Z684 .B86 1989

Brown, Carol R. Selecting Library Furniture: a Guide for Librarians, Designers, and Architects. Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, 1989.

Details construction techniques for library quality furniture, space needs, and a long list of manufacturers.

**

SILS Lib Z679.57 .S53

Pollet, Dorothy, Haskell, Peter C. Sign Systems for Libraries: Solving the Wayfinding Problem.  New York: Bowker, 1979.

Addresses sign systems and sign usage in all main types of libraries, sign dimensions and uses, and library traffic flow.  Does not address the needs of non-readers.  Excellent annotated bibliography.

**

Planning Library NA106 .S56 1986

Shopsin, William C. Restoring Old Buildings for Contemporary Uses: an American Sourcebook for Aarchitects and Preservationists.  New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1986.

A very user-friendly resource for extending of adapting the use of existing buildings.  Written for professionals or people working with professionals, this book helps guide people through assessment, evaluation, materials, interiors and exteriors checklists, and modern use issues.  Provides a very useful bibliography and list of resource organizations and agencies.

*

SILS Lib Z679.5 C64

Cohen, Aaron. Designing and Space Planning for Libraries: a Behavioral Guide. New York: R.R. Bowker Co., 1979.

Stresses the importance of librarian involvement in any library design project and breaks down the process into useable pieces.  Very useable book yet there are more up to date resources.  Bibliography and index.

*

SILS Lib Z679.2 .D44 H34 1989

Halimah Badioze Zaman, Building Requirements for National Libraries in Developing Countries: Principles and Standards.  Singapore; New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Very similar to other planning/design books except it goes into the special considerations that need to be made for different cultural, political, and economic situations throughout the world. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conference Proceedings – These are frequently difficult to use however the do have valuable information including the names and contact information of the forerunners in the field.

Rating

Location and Call Number

Resource

Description

**

SILS Lib Z679 .I58 1999

Bisbrouck, Marie-Françoise., International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Section on Library Buildings and Equipment. Seminar 1999. Library Buildings In A Changing Environment: Proceedings Of The Eleventh Seminar Of The IFLA Section On Library Buildings An Equipment, Shangai, China, 14-18 August 1999. München: Saur, 2001.

Conference proceedings took place in Shanghai, China 14-18 August 1999.  Includes contact list of attendees - wide variety of case studies for change in library facilities.  Of particular interest is the article by Christie Koontz, Dean Jue: The location of your Library Buildings: Why is it important and how to do it using GIS (Geographic Information System Software)? (P.141) Many other articles are interesting/ useful.  The international perspective and many plans and illustrations are inspiring.

**

SILS Lib Z679 .L48 1992

Martin, Ron G. ed. Libraries for the Future: Planning Buildings the Work: Papers from the LAMA Library Buildings Preconference, June 27-28, 1991. Chicago: Library Administration and Management Association, American Library Association, 1992.

Focused on the planning process and the roles of everyone involved, selection of the design team, and evaluation of needs.  Bibliography and index.

*

SILS Lib. Z701 .D57

Buchanan, Sally, Myers, James N., Bedford, Denise D. Disasters: Prevention and Coping: Proceedings of the Conference May 21-22, 1980.Stanford, CA: Stanford University Libraries, 1981. 

Addresses all types of situations and elements that can damage a library collection.  Technical aspects could be helpful.  Dated material has index, no bibliography.

*

SILS Lib Z679 .L573 1982

Fuhlrott, Roth, and Dewe, Michael. Library Interior Layout And Design: Proceedings Of The Seminar Held In Frederiksdal, Denmark, June 16-20, 1980. Muchen; New York: K.G. Saur, c1982.

Interior design of libraries and issues important to effective library design.  Good chapters on graphic design (p.94) and lighting (p.106).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dictionaries/Encyclopedias – As in any new field or unfamiliar territory the lack of understanding the vocabulary can cause a break in communication.  Librarians needing to work with architects and contractors will find the following resources useful.

Rating

Location and Call Number

Resource

Description

***

Davis Ref. Folio NA31 .C44 1995 .c2

Ching, Frank. A Visual Dictionary of Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, c1995.

Reminds me of the Richard Scary books, I could look at this book for hours.  Once you get used to the format this is a very effective book at conveying what architectural terms mean.  Completely illustrates every term.  Thorough index.

***

Davis Ref. NA705 .P3 1995

Packard, Robert T. Encyclopedia of American Architecture. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill. c1995.

Section (P. 379) on library architecture.  Goes on to be an excellent resource for architectural terms, people in architecture, buildings, etc…

**

Davis Ref. NK1165 .E 48 1997 c2

Banham, Joanna.,Shrimpton, Leanda.
Encyclopedia of Interior Design. London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, c1997.

Addresses different time periods in interior design and designers.  Each section contains bibliography.

**

SILS Lib Folio Z695.1 A7 A762 1990

Petersen, Toni. Art and Architecture Thesaurus [computer file]. New York: Oxford University Press: Published on behalf of the Getty Art History Information Program, 1990-1992.

Multimedia - Includes two floppy disks and two guide books - comprehensive thesaurus to art and architecture terms, people, styles, etc.  Guidebook contains very large bibliography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handbooks – These resources are designed to be how-to books containing step-by-step procedures, and checklists for completion and progress guides.  I find these to be a very practical approach to library design projects.

Rating

Location and Call Number

Resource

Description

***

SILS Lib Z679.5 .L87

Lushington, Nolan. Libraries Designed for Users: a Planning Handbook. Syracuse, NY: Gaylord Professional Publications, 1979.

Focuses on the different types of library users and their needs in library spaces. Very useful due to the amount of detail.  Bibliography and index

***

SILS Lib Z679.2 .U54 C44 2001

Sannwald, William W. Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations.4th ed. Chicago: American Library Association, c2001.

This book does a great job of fulfilling its stated goals (see preface p.vii). Current or proposed spaces evaluation.  Includes very extensive bibliographical references.

**

SILS Lib Z679.5 .H65 1989

Holt, Raymond M., Planning Library Buildings and Facilities: From Concept to Completion. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1989. 

Step-by-step guide through the process of library design and construction.  Notes in each chapter, useful appendices, bibliography, index.

**

SILS Lib Z684 .B86 1995

Brown, Carol R. Planning Library Interiors: the Selection of Furnishings for the 21st Century. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1995.

This book focuses on the selection of furnishing in a library.  Each chapter concludes with a helpful summary of key points.  Useful appendix, bibliography, list of manufacturers, and index.

*

SILS Lib Folio Z701 .E58 1990 5pts.

Rhodes, Barbara J. Environmental Controls: Resource Packet. Albany, N.Y.: University of the State of New York, State Education Dept., New York State Library, Division of Library Development, [1990]

Addresses temperature, relative humidity, air pollution, light, etc. of the physical building.  Includes environment, monitoring, shelving and storage, housekeeping, moving collections, etc.  Full of contact information and bibliographic resources.  Very useful even though it is dated in some aspects.

*

SILS Lib Videocassette 45-V65

ALA Video. A Principal's Analysis of an Effective Library Media Center. Chicago, IL: ALA Video, 1987

Multimedia - A 20 minute video discussion of the elements needed to develop and maintain an effective school library media center.  Useful guidelines and unique perspective.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Histories – Mostly library architectural history, these resources provide a historical perspective from which much can be learned about trends that worked or did not in building and space planning.

Rating

Location and Call Number

Resource

Description

***

SILS Lib Z679.2 U54 O44 1991

Oehlerts, Donald E. Books and Blueprints: Building America's Public Libraries. New York: Greenwood Press, 1991. 

This history of public library buildings is more concise, includes both Carnegie and Richardson, and goes from 1850-1989.  Excellent appendices, notes, bibliography, and index.

**

Planning Library NA1996 .A68 1990 c.3

Bishir, Catherine W., et.al, Architects And Builders In North Carolina: A History Of The Practice Of Building. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1990.

A historical perspective on building, construction, and architectural practices in North Carolina from 1650-1990s.  Extensive bibliography and indexes.

**

SILS Lib Z679.2 U54 B74 1997

Breisch, Kenneth A. Henry Hobson Richardson and the Small Public Library in America: a Study in Typology. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, c1997.  

Similar to the Carnegie history with a focus on smaller public libraries influenced by Richardson.  Extensive bibliography and index.

**

SILS Lib Z679.2 U54 V36 1995

Van Slyck, Abigail Ayres. Free to all: Carnegie Libraries & American Culture, 1890-1920. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.

An interesting history of the Carnegie funded public libraries in America.  Contains a long bibliography and index.

*

SILS Lib Z679.2 G7 B76 1989

Brown, Iain Gordon. Building for Books: the Architectural Evolution of the Advocates' Library 1689-1925.  [Aberdeen]: Aberdeen University Press in association with the National Library of Scotland, 1989.

Architectural history of libraries from 1689-1925 - great background of libraries.  References are integrated into the endnotes and index is hard to use.

*

UL nonprint 65 - V2499

The Medici and the Library [videocassette]: Manuscripts and Printed Books in Renaissance Florence. New York: Treccani Video Library, c1989

Multimedia - It traces the influence of the Medici family in the development of private and public libraries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indexes and Abstracts – The following is a list of index and abstract databases which are available through the University of North Carolina’s library website at http://www.lib.unc.edu/.  They are a diverse group ranging from newspaper databases to databases containing scholarly journals. 

Rating

Location and Call Number

Resource

Description

***

E INDEXES and DATABASES - Arts and Humanities, and General and Multidisciplinary

Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) Via ISI Citation Databases (Web of Science)

Thoroughly covers most of the journal literature within the arts and humanities of particular interest are the areas of architecture and libraries. Coverage: 1980-present

***

E INDEXES and DATABASES - Social Sciences and General and Multidisciplinary

Social Sciences Citation Index Via ISI Citation Databases (Web of Science)

Excellent citation index for library science and other social sciences - international and constantly growing. Coverage: 1980 - present.

***

E INDEXES and DATABASES - Arts and Humanities

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

One of the most extensive architectural periodical database with international, American and regional resources. Coverage: 1977 - present.  Updated: Annually

***

E INDEXES and DATABASES - Social Sciences

Library Literature (LibraryLit) Via OCLC FirstSearch

This is by far the best index for searching anything in a library publication. Coverage: 1980 - Present.  Updated: Monthly.

**

E INDEXES and DATABASES - Arts and Humanities

Art Index Via OCLC FirstSearch

Areas of interest include interior design, architecture, museology, city planning, etc. Coverage: Citations - 1984-present; Abstracts - Spring 1994-Present.  Updated: Monthly

**

E INDEXES and DATABASES - Government Information

NC Information Resources via NCLive - OCLC FirstSearch

Web access to North Carolina information from government agencies.  Coverage - Current

**

E INDEXES and DATABASES - Arts and Humanities

Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)

American and European coverage of books, catalogs, conference proceedings; includes architecture. Coverage: 1973 - present. Updated: Quarterly

*

E INDEXES and DATABASES - Social Sciences, and General and Multidisciplinary

Academic Universe

Covers news and law information - many full text. Coverage: some files go back to 1970s. Updated: varies.

*

E INDEXES and DATABASES - Government Information and Reference

LINC (Log into North Carolina)

Database of North Carolina statistics in the following areas that are helpful to library building projects: Population and Housing, Government, Business and Industry, Social and Human Services. 

*

E INDEXES and DATABASES - News

North Carolina Newsstand via NCLive - ProQuest Company

Full text coverage from five major NC newspapers and indexing for the Raleigh News & Observer.  Coverage: Varies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internet Resources – The World Wide Web is just that, wide.  I know there are many more Internet resources out there; these are the ones that I found helpful or frequently cited during my research.  I revisit them occasionally to confirm they still exist – the date in the bibliography reflects the most recent visit.

Rating

Location and Call Number

Resource

Description

***

World Wide Web

AIA/ALA Library Building Award. 6 December 2001.  http://www.ala.org/lama/awards/librarybld

Building awards given jointly by AIA and ALA to American architects of excellent library building projects. This is a great place to find out information on the current forerunners in library architecture.

***

World Wide Web

Welcome to ALA. 6 December 2001. http://www.ala.org/

Home page for American Library Association.  There is so much on this web site that is applicable that it should be explored thoroughly.

**

World Wide Web

AIAAccess. 6 December 2001. http://www.aia.org/consumer/

American Institute of Architects - this web site allows access to a list of architects by U.S. location. It basically gives their contact information, not areas of specialization. 

**

World Wide Web

ALA Library Fact Sheets. 6 December 2001.  http://www.ala.org/library/factsheets.html

Fact sheets are publications about different aspects of libraries.  Of particular interest to library architecture are numbers 10,11, 14, 20, and 24

**

World Wide Web

Department of Justice ADA Home Page. 6 December 2001. http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm

U.S. Department of Justice web site contains Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) information.

**

World Wide Web

Librarians' Index to the Internet. 6 December 2001.http://www.lii.org/

While this site only has one link directly related to library architecture, it is a great site for every librarian to bookmark.  This site is constantly updated and has a listserv with weekly notifications of updates.

**

World Wide Web

Library Administration and Management Association. 6 December 2001. http://www.ala.org/lama/index.html.

This ALA subdivision contains fact sheets, publications, Library Building Consultants List,  and library awards.

**

World Wide Web

Museum and Library Design. 6 December 2001. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/ENVI/Museums.html

This page contains a pathfinder for the University of California - Berkeley on museum and library design. 

*

World Wide Web

1998_12 Dec-0168-Nine Steps to a Siccessful. 6 December 2001. http://www.spmmag.com/articles/1998_12/ninesteps.html.

This page discusses how to update institutional lighting.  Other parts of the main web site for School Planning and Management are useful also.

*

World Wide Web

Institute of Museum and Library Services. 6 December 2001. http://www.imls.gov/.

The awards are helpful to look at as well as the publications.

*

World Wide Web

Library Buildings: Renovation and Reconfiguration. 6 December 2001. http://www.arl.org/transform/buildings/index.html

This page gives examples of some major renovation projects in academic libraries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journals – These journal titles were selected because of how often they were the source of applicable articles and cited in other works.  A few of the more important articles are completely cited. 

Rating

Location and Call Number

Resource

Description

***

SILS Lib Periodicals Collectn

American Libraries [serial]. Chicago: American Library Association. 1970 - current

Every April this journal focuses on library buildings and facilities.

***

SILS Lib Periodicals Collectn

Library Journal. [serial]. New York: R.R. Bowker Co.1876 - current

Every December this journal focuses on library buildings and facilities.

***

SILS Lib Periodicals Collectn

Library Trends [serial]. Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Library School, 36.1:1987

Library Trends produces quarterly thematic issues - the Fall 1987 issue covers the topic of "Library Buildings". 

**

SILS Lib Periodicals Collectn

American Libraries [serial]. Chicago: American Library Association. 1970 -current.

April 1995 contains the AIA/ALA building awards. April 1992, and February 1986 also had useful articles.

**

SILS Lib Periodicals Collectn

North Carolina Libraries [serial]. Greensboro: North Carolina Library Association, 1942- current.

Fall 1991 issue and the Summer 1997issue are particularly focused on library buildings.

**

SILS Lib Periodicals Collectn

School Library Journal: SLJ [serial]. New York: R.R. Bowker Co., Xerox Co., 1961- current.

February tends to be the month that School Library Journal focuses on library design; specifically the 1990, 1992, 1994, and 1995 issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

©Copyright 2001 by Kristen A. Bullard, last updated on December 6, 2001

This page was created for INLS 111 at the School of Information and Library Science

The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

Questions or Comments, contact bullardk@email.unc.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Site Archived By the DPR