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Roadmap to a Successful New Library Building - the SLIDES & NOTES

LMIMakingTheCase_CoverSlide_10July2011 For those of you who are interested in accessing the slide presentation that we gave at the Library Management Institute at Arcadia University a week ago...here they are in .pdf format.

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  Call out button on Adobe version of LMI Roadmap slide show

 

 

 

 To see the notes, right click or hover on the call out button at the upper left corner of the slide.

 



A big thank you to our workshop participants and to Bob Kieserman at the Library Management Institute

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Yesterday we welcomed seven people our workshop - Roadmap to a Successful New Building.  Thank you all for your participation and for sharing your experiences. I will have the slides and our notes posted here within the week.

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Arcadia University is a little jewel of a campus with "more than 4,000 students choose from among 75 fields of study."  We were impressed with the physical therapy and physician assistant degrees that they offer.  They have a fascinating range of programs: Arcadia University

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Bob Kiserman and Ms.Timothy of the Library Management Institute LMI, and the guest speakers were welcoming and accomodating; the roster of workshop topics was timely and useful; the presenters were steeped in the knowledge of their subjects that comes with years of life experience and we wish we could have stayed and gone to many of the workshops ourselves!

ArcadiaCastle_themostat_10July2011_1518 I can't resist adding this photo:  It's a thermostat on the marble wall of the 'Ladies' in the castle building - end of the 19th century technology!  Take a closer look at the bottom when you roll over the pop out image.

Our appreciation also to Ann Marie Mazdiack and the Southern Ontario Library System for allowing us to refer to their Library Development Guide #5 - Making the Case for your Library Building Project that we authored for them.  SOLS publications



New York Court Declares That Libraries Are Educational Institutions

Good news.  Library Journal home dt.common.streams.StreamServer

New York Court Declares That Libraries Are Educational Institutions.

"The judge said it perfectly: libraries are an inherent public good," said Kevin Verbesey director of the Suffolk Cooperative Library System.

"This decision recognizes that libraries are not cultural amenities. They are educational institutions and are an essential public service," said Michael Borges, the executive director of the New York Library Association (NYLA).


Whistler Public Library - first LEED® Gold certified library in Canada

Whistler BC

This is one beautiful library! Whistler Public Library

Respect for the surrounding landscape, the natural environment and the needs of the community (it has showers for bicycle and cross country ski commuters) has produced a stunning and ecologically efficient library design. 

Although I have not experienced the library myself, it looks like one that I would want to be in and appreciate - right up to it's grassed roof.

 

Check out this site and the photos.  WhistlerPL_7 Hughes Condon Marler Architects

You'll want to ski and hike and read all at once.

 

 

photos: Hughes Condon Marler Architects.


PLAN22 supporting librarians & communities

  • Advising...librarians on library building planning processes.  
  • Facilitating...strategic planning for libraries and communities.

 At PLAN22 we combine 50 years of knowledge and expertise in librarianship and architecture to help librarians and their communities.

PLAN22 helps librarians communicate with architects to plan for and implement designs for new construction, additions or renovations to library buildings.

Planning Session MunroeOur thanks to the good people who gave their time at the
planning group at Monroe Public Library