Planning the Modern Public Library Building

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Gerard B. McCabe, James Robert Kennedy
Libraries Unlimited, Jan 1, 2003 - Architecture - 280 pages
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This collection of 22 highly informative essays offers important insight into current activities in the area of building planning. Written by recognized building experts from the United States and Australia, the essays discuss critical planning issues from a management perspective. Topics include space design; collection marketing; furniture selection; landscaping; accommodating different age groups; hosting activities and events; seeking support from the community; and more. Technology is given a high priority. A bibliographic essay provides an abundance of suggested titles for further study.
  

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If a new library is in your future, this is one of the books you will want to read as you plan. Building experts from the United States and Australia (both librarians and architects) contributed ... Read full review

Contents

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Page ii - ... W. Head and Gerard B. McCabe, editors The National Electronic Library: A Guide to the Future for Library Managers Gary M. Pitkin, editor Strategic Management for Public Libraries: A Handbook Robert M. Hayes and Virginia A. Walter Managing Business Collections in Libraries Carolyn A. Sheehy, editor Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship: A Management Handbook Frank R. Kellerman Library Facility Siting and Location Handbook Christine M. Koontz Promoting Preservation Awareness in Libraries:...
Page ii - Haricombe and TJ Lusher, editors Young Adults and Public Libraries: A Handbook of Materials and Services Mary Anne Nichols and C. Allen Nichols, editors Moving Library Collections: A Management Handbook Elizabeth Chamberlain Habich Leadership and Academic Librarians Terrence F. Mech and Gerard B. McCabe, editors Planning for a New Generation of Public Library Buildings Gerard B. McCabe Leadership and Administration of Successful Archival Programs Bruce W. Dearstyne, editor Video Collection Development...
Page x - The business lunch took place at the Plaza, an excellent first-class hotel of the old type. I like those vast and handsome hotels which are not at all in modern style but which have acquired a past through their richness and substantiality. There are living pasts and dead pasts. Some pasts are the liveliest instigators of the present and the best springboards into the future . . . - Le Corbusier, When the Cathedrals Were White Architectural Cities reveal as much about time as about place.

About the author (2003)

GERARD B. MCCABE is retired Director of Libraries, Clarion University, Pennsylvania.JAMES R. KENNEDY is University Librarian, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa.

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