Planning, Renovating, Expanding, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical

1st Edition

M Sandra Wood, Elizabeth Connor

Routledge
Published August 9, 2005
Reference - 242 Pages
ISBN 9780789025418 - CAT# HW14382

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Summary

Get the tools to meet the challenge of building or renovating a library!

The challenge of renovating or constructing a library requires organizational skill, resourcefulness, creativity, and willingness to compromise. Planning, Renovating, Expanding, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and Health Organizations presents thirteen insightful case studies revealing how many libraries have been have been built or renovated using innovations designed to meet a specific organization's needs. Each study plainly highlights objectives, methods, results, and conclusions, and reviews the design of the completed library. Ideas and approaches are presented clearly, showing the designing, refurbishing, and refurnishing of existing library space; the merging of library collections and services; and the construction of multimillion dollar library buildings—with each study explaining proven strategies which can be used or adapted to fit the reader’s own circumstances.

Planning, Renovating, Expanding, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and Health Organizations explains the steps in the planning process, including needs analysis, goal setting, and public relations, as well as the practical considerations of packing and unpacking. The contributors are noted library authorities intimately involved in every facet of the construction procedure and cost accounting, and the book includes helpful photographs, illustrations, tables, and appendices to clarify and help practicing librarians and library students alike fully understand the strategies needed to create a functional library facility that fulfills expectations.

Planning, Renovating, Expanding, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and Health Organizations includes case studies of:
  • a resource library moved into a basement
  • renovations to the Osler Library at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
  • construction of the Booker Health Services Library at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center
  • a merger of two libraries at Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • the renovation of a small hospital library
  • designing a new library in a historic naval hospital
  • the Hope Fox Eccles Clinical Library Renovation Project
  • expansion and renovation of the Welch Medical Library at Johns Hopkins University
  • and much more!

Planning, Renovating, Expanding, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and Health Organizations is an insightful resource for educators, students, and librarians of all types.

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