SUGGESTED READINGS

Public Spaces

Krieger, Alex. "Reinventing Public Space." Architectural Record 183, no. 5 (1995): 76-77.

Reinventing Libraries

Bazillion, Richard J., and Connie Braun. "Features of an Intelligent Building." Part of Chap. "Designing an 'Intelligent Library'" in Academic Libraries as High-tech Gateways: A Guide to Design & Space Decisions, 41-52. 2d ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 2001.

Faulkner-Brown, Harry. "Some Thoughts on the Design of Major Library Buildings." In Intelligent Library Buildings: Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the IFLA Section on Library Buildings and Equipment, The Hague, Netherlands, 24-29 August 1997, edited by Marie-Françoise Bisbrouck and Marc Chauveinc, 9-24. München: K.G. Saur, 1999.

Web, T.D. "NewsWare: Integrating Mass Communications and Library Resources." In Building Libraries for the 21st Century: The Shape of Information, 105-121. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2000.

History of Library Buildings

Conn, David R. and Barry McCallum. "Heritage to Hi-Tech: Evolution or Image and Function of Canadian Public Libraries." In Readings in Canadian Library History, ed. Peter F. McNally, 123- 149. Ottawa: Canadian Library Association, 1986.

Kaser, David. "Academic Library Buildings: Their Evolution and Prospects." In Advances in Library Administration and Organization, ed. Gerald B. McCabe and Bernard Kreissman, no. 7, 149-161. Greenwich, CO: JAI Press, 1988.

Kaser, David. "The Rise of the 'Anti-Building'." In The Evolution of the American Academic Library Building, 155-164. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1997.

Thompson, James. "The Physical Design of Libraries." In A History of the Principles of Librarianship, 178-203. London: Clive Bingley, 1977.

Carnegie Libraries

Grimes, Brendan. "Library Planning." In Irish Carnegie Libraries: A Catalogue and Architectural History, 38-44. Portland, OR: Irish Academic Press, 1998.

Van Slyck, Abigail Ayres. "Designing the Modern Library." Part of Chap. "Giving: The Reform of American Library Philanthropy" in Free to All: Carnegie Libraries & American Culture, 1890-1920, 27-43. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1995.

Van Slyck, Abigail Ayres. "Librarians vs. Architects." Part of Chap. "Giving: The Reform of American Library Philanthropy" in Free to All: Carnegie Libraries & American Culture, 1890-1920, 1-8. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1995.

Planning Process

Holt, Raymond. "Basic Phases of the Library Facility Planning Process." In Planning Library Buildings and Facilities from Concept to Completion, 3-11. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1989.

McCabe, Gerard B. "Beginning the Plan." In Planning for a New Generation of Public Library Buildings, 7-20. Westport, CO: Greenwood Press, 2000.

Needs Assessment

Holt, Raymond. "Needs Assessment." In Planning Library Buildings and Facilities from Concept to Completion, 13-27. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1989.

The Building Program

McCabe, Gerard B. "The Library Building Program." In Planning for a New Generation of Public Library Buildings, 67-76. Westport, CO: Greenwood Press, 2000.

McCarthy, Richard C. "Programming." In Designing Better Libraries: Selecting and Working with Building Professionals, 18-26. 2d ed. Fort Atkinson, WI: Highsmith Press, 1999.

Site Selection

Brawner, Lee B., and Donald K. Beck. "Appendix E - Selecting an Effective Public Library Site." In Determining Your Public Library's Future Size: A Needs Assessment and Planning Model, 143-146. Chicago: American Library Association, 1995.

Koontz, Christine M. "A Model for Library Facility Siting." In Library Facility Siting and Location Handbook. 85-108. Westport, CO: Greenwood, 1997.

Requests for Proposals

McCarthy, Richard C. "Appendix 1 - Request for Proposal." In Designing Better Libraries: Selecting and Working with Building Professionals, 111-117. 2d ed. Fort Atkinson, WI: Highsmith Press, 1999.

Space Planning

Brawner, Lee B., and Donald K. Beck. "Appendix A - Library Space Planning Guidelines" In Determining Your Public Library's Future Size: A Needs Assessment and Planning Model, 123-125. Chicago: American Library Association, 1996.

Organ, Michael, and Margie Jantti. "Academic Library Seating: A Survey of Usage, With Implications for Space Utilisation." Australian Academic and Research Libraries 28, no.3 (1997): 205-216.

Selecting and Working with an Architect

Curry, Ann, and Zena Henriquez. "Planning Public Libraries: The Views of Architects and Librarians." Library Administration & Management 12, no. 2 (1998): 80-90.

McCarthy, Richard C. "Building Design." In Designing Better Libraries: Selecting and Working with Building Professionals, 35-44. 2d ed. Fort Atkinson, WI: Highsmith Press, 1999.

Woodward, Jeannette. "The World of Architects." Part of Chap. "The World of Architects and Contractors" in Countdown to a New Library: Managing the Building Project, 19-25. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000.

Woodward, Jeannette. "What Architects Need to Know." Part of Chap. "The World of Architects and Contractors" in Countdown to a New Library: Managing the Building Project, 26-29. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000.

Woodward, Jeannette. "What to Expect from Your Architect." Part of Chap. "The World of Architects and Contractors" in Countdown to a New Library: Managing the Building Project, 29-31. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000.

Colour

Mahnke, Frank H. "Characteristics and Effects of Major Hues." In Color, Environment, and Human Response: An Interdisciplinary Understanding of Color and Its Use as a Beneficial Element in the Design of the Architectural Environment, 54-77. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1996.

Michaels, Andrea Arthur, and David Leroy Michaels. "Color Confidence." Part of Chap. "Include Color, Merchandising and Art" in Interior Design and Furniture Selection for Libraries: Guidelines for a Great Experience, 6.1. Scottsdale, AZ: Michaels Associates Design Consultants, 1998.

Signage

Bosman, Ellen, and Carol Rusinek. "Creating the User-friendly Library by Evaluating Patron Perception of Signage." Reference Services Review 25, no. 1 (1997): 71-82.

Margeton, Stephen G. "Signage." In Introduction to Academic Law Library Design: A Features Approach, 281-291. Littleton, CO: F.B. Rothman Publications, 2000.

New Technologies

Bazillion, Richard J., and Connie Braun. "Appendix A - ATM Networking and Building Design." In Academic Libraries as High-tech Gateways: A Guide to Design & Space Decisions, 211-219. 2d ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 2001.

Newman, Kim, and Lynn Lorch Metz. "Design for the Management of Power and Communication Systems Based on Conversations with Jay E. Frank, FAIA, and Others." Library Hi Tech 17, no. 4 (1999): 339-348.

Handicapped Access

Sannwald, William W. "Compliance with ADA Accessibility Guidelines." In Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations, 84-112. 4th ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 2001.

Health

James, T., and P. L. Witt. "Ergonomics in the Library." North Carolina Libraries 57, no. 3 (1999): 93-99.

Steinhagen, Elizabeth N., and Mary H. Kay. "Floor Covering Options for 'Sick Buildings': A Collaborative Study." Journal of Library Administration 29, no. 2 (2000): 109-22.

Waynick, B. "Clearing the Air: Indoor Air Quality and Employee Health." North Carolina Libraries 57, no. 3 (1999): 100-103.

Woodward, Jeannette. "Sick Building Syndrome." Part of Chap. "Security and Safety" in Countdown to a New Library: Managing the Building Project, 150-154. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000.

Wrightson, Denelle, and John M. Wrightson. "Acoustical Considerations in Planning and Design of Library Facilities." Library Hi Tech 17, no. 4 (1999): 349-357.

Furniture Selection


Bright, Franklyn F. "Building Structural Requirements." In Planning for a Movable Compact Shelving System, 7-9. Chicago: American Library Association, 1991.

Bright, Franklyn F. "Introduction." In Planning for a Movable Compact Shelving System, 1-5. Chicago: American Library Association, 1991.

Brown, Carol R. "Service Desks." In Planning Library Interiors: The Selection of Fumishings for the 21st Century, 50-59. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1995.

Michaels, Andrea Arthur, and David Leroy Michaels. "Appendix A: Checklist of Library Furnishings." In Interior Design and Furniture Selection for Libraries: Guidelines for a Great Experience, 13.1-13.4. Scottsdale, AZ: Michaels Associates Design Consultants, 1998.

Michaels, Andrea Arthur, and David Leroy Michaels. "Service Desks, Shelving, Seating, Tables and Carrels, Workstations." Part of Chap. "Select Furniture, Finishes, and Equipment (FF&E)" in Interior Design and Furniture Selection for Libraries: Guidelines for a Great Experience, 5.1-5.2. Scottsdale, AZ: Michaels Associates Design Consultants, 1998.

Michaels, David L. "So, Just Select Some Furniture..." Library Administration and Management 9, no. 3 (1995): 140-4.

Lighting

Ellis, Estelle, Caroline Seebohm, and Christopher Simon Sykes. "Library Lighting." In At Home with Books, 132-135. New York: Carol Southern Books, 1995.

Scherer, Jeffrey. "Light and Libraries." Library Hi Tech 17, no. 4 (1999): 358-371.

Security

Shuman, Bruce. "Designing Personal Safety into Library Buildings." American Libraries 27, no. 7 (1996): 37-39.

Woodward, Jeannette. "Designed-In Security." Part of Chap. "Security and Safety" in Countdown to a New Library: Managing the Building Project, 143-147. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000.

Maintenance

Lueder, Dianne, and Sally Webb. "Planning for Maintenance in New Constructions." In Administrator's Guide to Library Building Maintenance, 122-136. Chicago: American Library Association, 1992.

Library Media Centers (School Libraries)

Carefoot, Lillian, and John Patkau. "A West Coast Perspective from a British Columbia Architect." School Libraries in Canada 19, no. 1 (1999): 13-14.

Curry, Ann, and Ursula Schwaiger. "The Balance Between Anarchy & Control: Planning Library Space for Teenagers." School Libraries in Canada 19, no. 1 (1999): 9-12.

"Designing a School Library." School Libraries in Canada 19, no. 1 (1999): [4p. insert].

Dewe, Michael. "Policy and Practical Issues." In Planning and Designing Libraries for Children and Young People, 129-145. London: Library Association, 1995.

Public Libraries

Barton, Phillip K., and Plummer Alston Jones, Jr. "Creating Library Interiors: Planning and Design Considerations." North Carolina Libraries 55, no. 2 (1997): 65-71.

Academic Libraries

Bartle, Lisa R. "Designing an Active Academic Reference Service Point." Reference and User Services Quarterly 38, no. 4 (1999): 395-401.

Freeman, Geoffrey T. "The Academic Library in the 21st Century: Partner in Education." In Building Libraries for the 21st Century: The Shape of Information, 168-175. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2000.

Special Libraries

Finnerty, C. F. "Space Planning for the Special Library." Technicalities 16, no. 5 (1996): 11.

Winter, K. L. "Special Libraries Accommodation Guidelines." Australian Library Review 8, no. 3 (1991): 241-251.

Children's Facilities

Feinberg, Sandra, Joan F. Kuchner, and Sari Feldman. "Physical Environment." In Learning Environments for Young Children: Rethinking Library Spaces and Services, 30-42. Chicago: American Library Association, 1998.

Michaels, Andrea Arthur, and David Leroy Michaels. "Children in the Equation." Part of Chap. "Potpourri" in Interior Design and Furniture Selection for Libraries: Guidelines for a Great Experience, 12.1. Scottsdale, AZ: Michaels Associates Design Consultants, 1998.

Moving

Habich, Elizabeth Chamberlain. "Planning Move Logistics." In Moving Library Collections: A Management Handbook, 189-224. Westport, CO: Greenwood, 1998.

Margeton, Stephen G. "Transition, Occupancy, and Punch Lists." In Introduction to Academic Law Library Design: A Features Approach, 349-360. Littleton, CO: F.B. Rothman Publications, 2000.

General Words of Wisdom

Hagloch, Susan B. "Construction." In Library Building Projects: Tips for Survival, 43-48. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1994.

Hagloch, Susan B. "The Honeymoon's Over." In Library Building Projects: Tips for Survival, 65-69. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1994.

Hawthorne, Pat, and Ron G. Martin, eds. "Words of Advice." In Planning Additions to Academic Library Buildings: A Seamless Approach. Chicago: American Library Association, 1995.

Woodward, Jeannette. "Tying Up the Loose Ends." Part of Article "Countdown to a New Library: A Blueprint for Success." American Libraries 30, no. 4 (1999): 46.

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