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Library Construction: Planning, Design & Process

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Building Libraries and Library Additions: A Selected Annotated Bibliography, American Library Association.

Library Space Planning Guide. Mary-Louise Jensen. Connecticut State Library, 2002.

Planning and Building Libraries, maintained by Dr. Ann Curry, University of British Columbia School of Library, Archival and Information Studies.

Public Library Construction Process: From Problem Recognition to Ribbon Snipping. Schlipf, Fred and John Moorman. PLA symposium on Planning, Designing and Building the Perfect Library, Chicago March 25-27, 1999.

Public Library Space Needs: A Planning Outline. Anders C. Dahlgren, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 1998.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Public Library Architecture. Schlipf, Fred and John Moorman. PLA National Conference, Kansas City, MO, March 12, 1998.

(Un)Desiderata: 27 Snappy Rules for Good and Evil in Library Architecture. Schlipf, Fred and John Moorman. PLA National Conference, Charlotte, NC, March 30, 2000.

Space Planning for Libraries, WebJunction.

Books and Articles

The following books and periodical articles are all available from the OLIS Library.

"Acoustical considerations in planning and design of library facilities." Wrightson, Denelle and John M. Wrightson. Library Hi Tech, vol. 17, no. 4, 1999. p. 349-357.

Countdown To A New Library : Managing The Building Project. Woodward, Jeannette A. Chicago : American Library Association, 2000.

Determining your public library's future size : a needs assessment and planning model. Brawner, Lee B. and Donald K. Beck.
Chicago : American Library Assocation, 1996.

Building blocks for planning functional library space. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2001.

"Building Libraries, Building Community: The Wilmington Experience." Paynter, David M. Public Libraries, vol. 40, no. 1 (Jan/Feb 2001). p. 38-42.

Checklist of library building design considerations. Sannwald, William. Chicago, Ill. : Library Administration and Management Association, 2001.

The Design And Evaluation Of Public Library Buildings. Lushington, Nolan. Hamden, Conn. : Library Professional Publications, 1991.

Designing Better Libraries: Selecting & Working With Building Professionals. McCarthy, Richard C. Ft. Atkinson, Wis : Highsmith Press, c1999.

Interior Design For Libraries : Drawing On Function & Appeal. Brown, Carol R. Chicago : American Library Association, 2002.

Libraries Designed For Users : A 21st Century Guide. Lushington, Nolan. New York : London : Neal-Schuman, 2002.

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

Library Building Projects: Tips For Survival. Hagloch, Susan B. Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1994.

Library Space Planning : A How-To-Do-It Manual For Assessing, Allocating And Reorganizing Collections, Resources, And Facilities. Fraley, Ruth A. New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1989.

Planning For A New Generation Of Public Library Buildings. McCabe, Gerard B. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000.

Planning For The Modern Public Library Building. McCabe, Gerald B. and James R. Kennedy, eds. Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2003.

Planning library buildings : a select bibliography. Compiled by Anders C. Dahlgren and Erla P. Heyn. Chicago : American Library Association, 1995.

Planning the Small Library Facility. Dahlgren, Anders. Chicago : Library Administration and Management Association, American Library Association, 1996.

Titles on this list are available from the Office of Library and Information Services Library.