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Collaborative Library Design by
Publication Date: 2018-07-01
"Exceptional library design is the result of effective collaboration. A successful design comes about through a productive exchange of ideas among the stakeholders and the architect. These participants define objectives, evaluate alternatives, and make the choices that can lead to a successful library"
Publication Date: 2018-05-31
We live in uncertain times, and the ability to survive, adapt and thrive-- whether an individual or an organization-- is vital in our society. Aldrich re-centers the concept of resilience to show its alignment to the library profession's values, and its usefulness for guiding our future roles in communities.
Sustainable Thinking: Ensuring Your Library's Future in an Uncertain World by
Call Number: 021.2 Ald
Publication Date: 2018
Sustainability Coordinator, Mid-Hudson Library System, author Aldrich delivers an exciting, groundbreaking pitch for sustainable thinking in libraries. The author draws on principles of environmental sustainability (such as green building) not only to make libraries more ecofriendly but also to strengthen and preserve the buildings themselves. Featuring lively prose, splashy concepts, and writing exercises evocative of Seth Godin (Linchpin; All Marketers Are Liars), Aldrich's book is refreshing and required reading for library leaders and advocates.
Useful, Usable, Desirable by
Publication Date: 2014-07-01
Useful, usable, desirable, like three legs of a stool; if your library is missing the mark on any one of these, it is bound to wobble. Every decision you make affects how people experience your library. In this useful primer, user experience (UX) librarians Schmidt and Etches identify 19 crucial touchpoints such as the library website, email, furniture, parking lot, events, and newsletters. They explain why each is important to your library's members and offer guidance on how to make improvements. From library administrators to public relations and marketing staff, anyone concerned with how members experience your library will benefit from this book's
Publication Date: 2014-03-01
Bagley examines nine makerspaces in public, academic, and school libraries, describing their design and technical decisions in depth and showing how each is doing something unique and different, under a wide range of budgets and project offerings. A sourcebook of ideas that readers can apply at their own institutions, Bagley's guide defines the makerspace, and describes why it fits perfectly into the library's role as community center., answers common questions about implementing a makerspace project, detailing how libraries are addressing issues such as registration, usage policy, noise, software programs in digital workspaces, adapting spaces, funding, and promotion.
The Power of Play by
Publication Date: 2014-12-01
Don't simply accommodate families with young children. Draw them in and make your library a destination! In this hands-on guide, an early childhood specialist, a designer, and an outreach librarian take you step-by-step through the process of designing an early learning space that fits your space limitations and budget. With a strong focus on making play spaces welcoming for parents, caregivers, and children while reducing stress for library staff, the authors.
Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries by
Publication Date: 2012
Fire, water, mold, construction problems, power-outages mishaps like these can not only bring library services to a grinding halt, but can also destroy collections and even endanger employees. Preparing for the unexpected is the foundation of a library s best response. Expert Kahn comes to the rescue with this timely update of the best step-by-step, how-to guide for preparing and responding to all types of library disasters.
Library As Safe Haven by
Publication Date: 2014-06-01
The Stafford Act of 2011 designates libraries as among the temporary facilities delivering essential services, so the federal government directive for a Continuity of Operations Plan for all its agencies is a planning imperative for libraries. An eight-step approach to developing a risk assessment plan Information on how to use mobile devices and social media effectively in times of disaster Sample disaster plans, along with model exercises, manuals and customizable communications.