Designing a School Library Media Center for the Future

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American Library Association, 2007 - Education - 117 pages
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Designing a school library media center may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so take advantage In this hands-on guidebook, school library construction and media specialists Rolf Erikson and Carolyn Markuson share their experiences of working on more than 100 media center building projects around the country, using conceptual plans from actual school libraries.Combining all aspects of design for the school library media center - floor plans, furniture, technology, bidding, and evaluation - this newly updated edition addresses: current and future technological needs of the student population; unique needs of the community library that combines school and public library services; sustainability and conservation issues to help designers and planners go green; accessibility requirements, including all ADA regulations from the first edition plus the latest material on learning styles and accessibility; and, cost control and ways to minimize mistakes using proven bidding and evaluation methods.With 30 new illustrations and floor plans and an updated glossary of technical terms, readers will be knowledgeable and organized when discussing plans with contractors and vendors. Using the

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Contents

What to Expect and When to Expect It
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Its Never Too Soon
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An Integrated Approach
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Rolf Erikson has worked on more than 40 library design and renovation projects for public and independent schools. He is library media specialist at Minuteman School of Applied Arts and Sciences in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Carolyn Markuson, PhD., has worked on more than 60 library construction and renovation projects as librarian, system director, and as consultant, president and founder of biblioTECH, a consulting service for schools, public libraries, and regional library systems in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

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