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Libraries designed for users : a 21st century guide

Author: Nolan Lushington
Publisher: New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, ©2002.
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The history, trends, and design criteria for the ideal library.
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Lushington, Nolan, 1929-
Libraries designed for users.
New York ; London : Neal-Schuman, 2002
(OCoLC)606668757
Online version:
Lushington, Nolan, 1929-
Libraries designed for users.
New York ; London : Neal-Schuman, 2002
(OCoLC)607828540
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nolan Lushington
ISBN: 1555704190 9781555704193
OCLC Number: 50118166
Description: xvi, 247 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: History, trends, and design criteria for the ideal library --
An overview of the planning process --
The needs assessment --
The library program document --
The architect and architectural work --
Site selection and general design considerations --
Review of plans --
Parking, entry, and circulation --
Browsing and magazine display areas --
Reference services --
Material storage --
Special spaces for children and teens --
Meeting rooms --
Administration and staff work areas --
Climate control, staff lounge, and restrooms --
Computer areas --
Graphics, lighting, and chairs --
Quick improvements --
Post occupancy evaluation criteria --
Model template for library specifications : sample of a spreadsheet showing areas, materials, and seats : samples of functional area sheets --
Steel book stack specifications --
Library equipment suppliers --
Resources and further reading.
Responsibility: Nolan Lushington.

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