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Music Libraries

Gibson, L. P., Hansen, A., & Poole, D. (2006). You can't hurry love: Patience, perseverance, and a positive attitude move a music library. Notes 63(1), 13.
The article describes the planning and negotiation process involved in the decision of Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana, to close its music branch library and move its music collections and services into the five-year-old J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library. It analyzes such case in the context of the 1990 Association of College and Research Libraries' criteria laid out for branch libraries in colleges and universities for evaluating the efficacy of a branch library.

van der Walt, F. (2006). Würzburg city library: A patron's heaven. Cape Librarian, 50(1), 46-48.
The Wùrzburg City Library in Germany has been presented the German Library of the Year Award 2005. It won the award because of its modern and organizational appeal, including self-checkout, a cafe, and a music library.

Carlson, S. (2005). A controversial library amid architectural hodgepodge. Chronicle of Higher Education, 51(29), B4-B5.
Describes the new music library at University of California at Berkeley. Gives students' perceptions and cost figures. Includes photos.

Hansen, A. (2004). Movement without strings. American Libraries, 35(10), 40.
Describes the reactions to moving a branch music library into a main university library; also lists the physical needs of the music collections and services and how they were satisfied by the move.

Kuyper-Rushing, L. (2002). Music libraries: Centralization versus decentralization. College & Research Libraries, 63(2), 139-149.
Kuyper-Rushing's survey reveals reasons why ARL libraries have chosen to either keep a music branch library or to have music collections housed in a main facility. No wrong or right answer is posed; instead, the various considerations to make the decision are discussed.

Addition and library for the Woolworth center of music, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA 1994-1997.(2001). A+U: Architecture and Urbanism, 4, 52-63.

Coral, L. (2001). New facilities, new potentials: Recent developments in american music libraries. Fontes Artis Musicae, 48(4), 391.
Describes several music libraries, with the most emphasis on Cornell University's Cox Library of Music and Dance. Includes a history of that library and several pictures of the renovation.

Various. (2000). French music librarianship. Fontes Artis Musicae, 47(2-3), 205-208.
Gives abstracts outlining eight different music library buildings in France. Some contain historic building preservation information, some contain organizational information (organization of branches, departments, etc.).

Dugdale, A. (1999). Rhapsody in blue: Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott builds a music library for Yale with gothic overtones. Interiors, 158(8), 60-63.
Dugdale describes the move of Yale's music library into the courtyard of the main library. Statistics show greatly increased use of the music library, by music and non-music patrons.

Buchanan, P. (1997). Gravitational pull. Architecture, 86(10), 110.
Outlines Juan Navarro Baldweg’s style and accomplishments as an architect. Discusses the Villanueva de la Canada cultural center (which includes a library) and other projects, such as the music library renovation at Princeton University. Includes photos.

Fenske, D. E. and Dunn, J. W. (1996). The VARIATIONS project at Indiana University's music library. D-Lib Magazine, June 2003.
Information not only about the VARIATIONS project itself, but also the considerations that factored into the final decision to implement it and the number of years it took to get a proposal approved. VARIATIONS is an online audio reserves system pioneered by Indiana University.

Hack, R. I. and Schwegel, R. C. (1994). Music collections. Managing Performing Arts Collections in Academic and Public Libraries. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.
Treats the music library as the most unique of all performing arts libraries. Has brief sections on collection development, staffing, copyright issues, technical and public services, budgeting, politics, fundraising. The section on facilities is a short overview; the chapter as a whole is not in-depth.

Singmaster, D. (1993). A new music library strikes the right note in Aldeburgh. Architects' Journal, 198(22), 18.
A one-page description of the Britten Pears Library in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

Sorensen, L. L. (1992). Musikbibliotek i odense. Arkitektur DK, 36(4), 210-213.
Brief description of the music library in Odense, Denmark.

Cassaro, J. P., comp. (1991). Space Utilization in Music Libraries. Canton, MA: Music Library Association.
The entire issue is dedicated to the planning of space and the technical issues confronting research, undergraduate, and public music libraries. Includes information about growth, policies, listening, shelf capacity, planning with faculty, assessment, and technical information such as working with architects, consultants, lighting, and electricity.

Odense praemierer.(1991). Arkitekten, 93(14), 446-447.

Solide proposte per fluidificare gli spazi = solid proposals to fluidify the spaces.(1991). Architettura: Cronache e Storia, 37(5), 454-457.
Mostly photographs and floorplans, these four pages give a two-paragraph description of the Oberlin College's Conservatory of Music Library addition.

Anscombe, B. (1987). A synthesis of music and architecture: Auckland university's new music library. New Zealand Libraries, 45, 165-169.

Martin, N. (1975). Room for sound. New Zealand Libraries, 38(3), 145.
An opinion piece asserting that music recordings warrant specific time and attention in a music library, since learning occurs from the music itself, not written information about the music.

Wallace, M. (1970). Time-space and the music library. Notes, 27(1), 12-18.
Though written in 1970, all of Mary Wallace's self-described "observations anyone might make from experience" are extremely relevant to the music librarian. Issues include: ordering furniture to accommodate large scores, trying out headphones for sound quality and comfort, and the fact that a music librarian's special knowledge of facility needs for music materials is often not requested.

Libraries in General

Anderson, M. A. (2006). Got a media center design or remodel in your future? MultiMedia & Internet@Schools, 13(3), 35-37.
The article highlights the design of media centers in the U.S. Suggestions for the design of checkout desks include a breadboard-style shelf to provide additional workspace and slide-out shelving. Most media centers have fixed computer laboratories and computers with mobile wireless computers. To create a welcoming and interesting environment, a media center should have an area or room for a staff leisure reading collection.

Buschman, J. E., & Leckie, G. J. (Eds.). (2006). The library as place: History, community, and culture. Libraries Unlimited.

Interior worlds. (2006). American Libraries, 37(8), 62-66.
The article reports on the winners of the 2006 American Libraries Association/International Interior Design Association Library Interior Design Awards. The libraries that demonstrate excellence in aesthetics, design creativity, function and satisfaction of the client's objectives are the recipients of the award. These include the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Library in Toronto, Ontario and the Morton College Library in Cicero, Illinois.

Library designed for and by the community. (2006). Information Scotland, 4(3), 5-5.

Massey, M. E. (2006). Something to think about? — Where are the shelves? Against the Grain, 18(2), 72-72.
The author addresses the need of shelving for journal preservation, as well as techniques for weeding or moving to microfilm those older periodicals.

UOIT/Durham college campus library receives American library design award. (2006). Canadian Architect, 51(8), 11-11.

A study in organics. (2005). Building Design & Construction, 46(8), 40-41.
Focuses on the Brandenburg Technical University's library in Cottbus, Germany which was designed by architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron. Discusses architectural features, aesthetics, and use of the space, including shelving, seating, etc.

Barista, D. (2005). Library construction surpasses billion-dollar plateau. Building Design & Construction, 46(2), 8-8.
Concise report on national spending for library projects. Fiscal 2004 showed $1.24 billion in public library building, largely affected by two major projects: the Seattle Public Library and the San Jose Public Library. Numbers are given for academic and collaboratively-funded new structures as well.

Campus Centerpiece.(2005). Building Design & Construction, 46(8), 36-37.
Describes the eight-story library at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. Highlights: bridges to neighboring buildings, a new parking spot, painted concrete on the interior, and a "high-performance poured-in-place conrete" foundation and exterior facade.

Forsyth, E. (2005). Public libraries and the millennium development goals. IFLA Journal, 31(4), 315-323.

Freeman, G. T., Bennett, S., Demas, S., Frischer, B., Peterson, C. A., & Oliver, K. B. (2005). Library as place: Rethinking roles, rethinking space. CLIR publication no. 129.

French twist. (2005). Building Design, (1694), 1-1.
About 150 words on a planned library in Pau, France, that is to include an auditorium, exhibit space, and other sophistications. Zaha Hadid Architects is the firm in charge of the project.

Gravener, K. (2005). A library of the future: The Playford Library, South Australia. InCite, 26(8), 8-8.
Describes the Playford Library in South Australia and its award-winning design and planning.

Hildreth, S. H. (2005). The library as place. California State Library Foundation Bulletin, (82), 16-18.
Excellent exploration of what "library as place" means. Hildreth names a few successful public libraries that have tailored buildings and services to their own communities' needs and personalities rather than to arbitrary standards.

Kenney, B. (2005). After Seattle. Library Journal, 130(13), 34-37.
Talks about the "first 21st-century library" in Seattle. Deemed "exciting" and "thrilling," it has won many awards, including the American Institute of Architect's Honor Award for Outstanding Architecture. Sections cover public space, "room for Socrates", book spiraling, "the economic edge". It cost $165.5 million, or $273 a square foot; it's 363K square feet, total; it uses efficient water systems; it has more than 400 public computers; and it has contemporary art, including video sculptures.

Library relocation generates an increase in customers.(2005). Managing Information, 12(8), 33-33.
The new flagship library of Dover, England, based in the Dover Discovery Centre had its shelving done by Point Eight. The short article describes the style of the project as well as some challenges with space.

Ludwig, L., & Starr, S. (2005). Library as place: Results of a delphi study. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 93(3), 315-326.
The author consulted with a panel of librarians, building consultants, and architects to find out the roles of librarians and how library space should be best used. From the author's abstract, the questions asked to the panel addressed "the likelihood, desirability, timing, and building design of more than seventy possible changes in the use of library space."

Martin, E., & Kenney, B. (2005). Express makeover. (cover story). Library Journal, 130, 1-18.
Gives a detailed account of changes made to the Court Square branch of the Queens Borough Public Library. Described as an "express branch" where people often came in during breaks from work, decisions were based on that clientele and what they wanted as users. Offers a list of vendors and what they contributed to the project.

Maximizing library storage with high-tech robotic shelving, (2005). Elsevier Science Publishing Company, Inc.
The article presents information on Rich Amrhein and Donna Resetar's article "Maximizing Library Storage With High-Tech Robotic Shelving." This is a detailed show-and-tell story of how the Valparaiso University library moved to a high-density book storage system on site that would free up space in the building for a variety of uses.

Staff. (2005). In Queens, a new service model means renovations. Library Journal, 130, 44-44.
Thomas Galante, the director of Queens Borough public libraries in NYC, describes customer reactions to an express approach to library service.

Staff. (2005). Expert opinion. Library Journal, 130, 45-46.
Architects’ advice on creating new spaces: listen to users, analyze intended use patterns, be open-minded.

Starkweather, W., & Marks, K. (2005). What if you build it, and they keep coming and coming and coming? Library Hi Tech, 23(1), 22-33.
The authors look at the difference in statistics since UNLV's new library opened. High media attention, aesthetics, and better spaces led to a 103% increase in usage. The ramifications of a newly popular building are also explored: increase in maintenance, demand for the hot spots, security concerns.

Vogel, C. (2005). Morgan library plans a makeover and an image upgrade. New York Times, 154(53196), E1-E7.
Discusses how the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York will be a museum as well as a library when it reopens after undergoing renovations in 2006.

When building new isn't an option.(2005). Consulting-Specifying Engineer, 37(6), 30-32.

Cohen, P. (2004). Spaces for social study. New York Times, 153(52928), 19.
Discusses the basic philosophy behind Teacher's College library at Columbia. Explains how the library is "moving from being a warehouse to a workshop." The remodeling was based on collaborative spaces and attention to the social atmosphere current library users desire. Not a lot of detail on the remodel itself; focus is on the philosophy behind it.

Bisbrouck, M., Desjardins, J., Menil, C., Ponce, F., & Rouyer-Gayette, F. (Eds.). (2004). Libraries as Places: Buildings for the 21st Century (IFLA Publications 109 ed.). Munchen: Saur.
Proceedings of IFLA's Library Buildings and Equipment Section seminar in Paris, 2003. Excellent reference lists and photos from projects such as a new integrated learning center, new design for independent learning, and a public library in heritage building. Many of the presentations give detail on flow, signage, tiered reference service, the library as cultural center and knowledge center, and more. Lots of blueprints, charts, photos.

Libraries as places: Buildings for the 21st century.(2004). International Preservation News, (33), 33-33.
Review of "Libraries As Places: Buildings for the 21st Century," proceedings of the 13th Seminar of IFLA's Library Buildings and Equipment Section in Berlin, 2003.

Shill, H. B., & Tonner, S. (2004). Does the building still matter? Usage patterns in new, expanded, and renovated libraries, 1995 - 2002. College & Research Libraries, 65(2), 123-150.
The authors conducted a study to find out usage patterns in new or renovated libraries in 2003. Their goal is to provide readers with an idea of projecting "the likely impact" of their own renovations on use of the facility, as well as provide a list of issues or factors most important in increasing that impact.

Thomas, S. E., & Bakker, T. (2004). The renaissance in library buildings. Liber Quarterly: The Journal of European Research Libraries, 14(1-4), 101-108.

Walshe, P. (2004). When you're up to your ears in alligators... strategically planning library facilities. Feliciter, 50(6), 237-238.

Boone, M. D. (2003). Library facility planning - the consultant's view: A chat with Andrea Michaels. Library Hi Tech, 21(2), 246-252.
Contains an interview with Andrea Michaels, President of Michaels Associates Design Consultants, Inc. She discusses ways she collaborates with library planners to solve design and space needs specific to libraries.

Building for the future (cover story). (2003). American Libraries, 34(4), 40-63.
Consists of color photos and brief descriptions of the pool of 39 libraries considered for the 2003 AIA/ALA Library Buildings Award. Notes the seven winners. "The biennial program recognizes buildings that use different methods to succeed yet share a strong aesthetic sensibility and conviction about the importance of library as institution and place."

Craig, S. (2003). Survey of current practices in art and architecture libraries. Journal of Library Administration, 39(1), 91.
Through the survey, similarities and differences between these special libraries and regular academic libraries are cited. It's in mostly table format, but has good introductory and conclusion material.

Haka, C. H. (2003). Evaluating the utilization of facilities in ARL libraries. ARL, Report No. 230, 24-25.
Though brief (two pages), this useful article outlines an evaluation that Michigan State University conducted to find out how its space was being used. Space in general was analyzed, as well as seating space. Available at http://www.arl.org/newsltr/230/facilities.html

Kent, F. and Myrick, P. (2003). How to become a great public space. American Libraries, 34(4), 72.
An interview with the founder of the Project for Public Spaces. He emphasizes the importance of, and gives advice on, making a public space friendly and useful. "Don't think about the building first. Start with desired uses."

Manley, K. (2003). 10 tips for surviving a knock-down, drag-out media center 'renovation'. Library Media Connection, 21(4), 50.

Oder, N. (2003). Philadelphia library thinking big. Library Journal, 128(17), 18.
Reports on a plan for the expansion of the central facility of the Philadelphia Free Library. Finalists who made their presentations of their concepts at a public meeting; Comment from library director Eliot Shelkrot regarding the project; Increase in the size of the building.

Orphan, S. (2003). University of Louisville to launch library expansion. College & Research Libraries News, 64(6), 367.
Reports on plans by the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, to expand its Ekstrom Library. Features include a cafe, a state-of-the-art storage and retrieval system, distance conferencing, and a 24-hour study space.

Shill, H. B., & Tonner, S. (2003). Creating a better place: Physical improvements in academic libraries, 1995-2002. College & Research Libraries, 64(6), 431-466.
The authors researched 181 academic libraries to see how renovations or new building projects related to changes in user statistics.

Finnerty, C. (2002). Library planning in the electronic era: Are the stacks necessary? Information Outlook, 6(8), 6.

Wilson, L. A. (2002). Collaborate or die: Designing library space. ARL, 222, 1-3. (Available at http://www.arl.org/newsltr/222/collabwash.html)
Wilson argues for libraries to adopt collaborative learning environments as the norm. Higher education is moving toward group learning among students, and team work between faculty, staff and administration. The library must provide spaces to accommodate this shift in users' habits.

Bazillion, R. J. (2001). The wisdom of hindsight: A new library one year later. American Libraries, 32(4), 72.

Bazillion, R. J., & Braun, C. (2001). Academic libraries as high-tech gateways: A guide to design and space decisions (2nd ed.). Chicago: American Library Association.
Bazillion and Braun cover all aspects of planning and design that have changed due to technology: the level of equipment in libraries, the ability to view a virtual version (with certain software) of a new library building, the advances in distance education, and the way instruction has embraced technology. Includes an extensive bibliography.

Godolphin, J. (2001). Moving or leaving: Defining the best partial collection for a new building. Collection Management, 25(3), 39.
When a new space was available for a Humanities & Social Sciences collection, but this space could only accommodate 60% of the collection, librarians and administrators had to decide what to leave behind in the old building. Here the criteria to make these decisions are listed; how they were implemented is also discussed.

Sannwald, W. W. (2001). Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations (4th ed.). Chicago: American Library Association.
The format of this book is literally a checklist, with sections of questions to be answered "Yes, No, N/A," with room for comments as well. Written in 2001, it is thorough and useful, covering indicators of dissatisfaction with existing facilities, site selection, exterior and interior considerations, post-occupancy evaluation, and more.

ACRL College Libraries Section Standards Committee. (2000). Standards for College Libraries, 2000. Retrieved June 5, 2004, from http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlstandards/standardscollegelibraries.htm
Though the "facilities" section is one of several and is relatively short, it's important to know that these standards exist. Other areas covered are budget, resources (including remote storage), staff, services, and instruction.

Woodward, J. (2000). Countdown to a New Library: Managing the Building. Chicago: American Library Association.
Woodward goes through the steps for a project manager: issues with architects and contractors, planning to include recent trends, siting issues, environmental and accessibility needs, technology, security, interior design, and the actual moving and settling in.

Leighton, P. D., & Weber, D. C. (Eds.). (1999). Planning Academic and Research Library Buildings (3rd ed.). Chicago: American Library Association.
Extensive and thorough, this is probably considered the “bible” of library building planning. Includes a lengthy chapter on “alternatives to a new library building”; chapters run from 20 to 75 pages, with ample detail and lots of sketches, floorplans and case studies.

Molz, R. K. (1999). Civic Space/Cyberspace: The American Public Library in the Information Age. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Squire, J. S. (1999). Planning the instruction center: An information literacy facility in the James A. Michener Library at the University of Northern Colorado. Colorado Libraries, 25(1), 25-27.

Dahlgren, A. (1998). Public Library Space needs: A Planning Outline, 1998. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Haricombe, L. J. (Ed.). (1998). Creating the Agile Library. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.
The descriptor "agile" is explored in terms of the library's organization, technology, outcome measures, users' needs in planning, and marketing. Each chapter has its own reference list or annotated bibliography.

King, H. M. (1998). Academic library buildings for the next century: Insights from the united states. LASIE, 29(1), 21-31.
The author surveyed fifteen academic library buildings in the United States. Here she discusses their existing traditional spaces and services; new services and how they impact the old; collaboration with other departments able to further the library's efforts; and a shift by library planners toward flexibility for future changes.

Rettig, J. R. (1998). Designing scenarios to design effective buildings. In C. LaGuardia (Ed.), Recreating the Academic Library: Breaking Virtual Ground (pp. 67-89). New York: Neal-Schuman.
Rettig argues for library planning that is user-centered and not collection-driven. He cites examples of libraries that have hard-to-reach services because of poor planning, and suggests that users will not change their behavior to adapt to ill-situated services. It is up to libraries to build users' habits into their architectural planning.

Airey, S. (1997). Diverse and best. Public Library Journal, 12, 81-83.
A list of UK libraries shortlisted for the Public Library Building Awards, with brief reviews of each.

Koontz, C. M. (1997). Library Facility Sitting and Location Handbook. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.
Based on issues for public libraries, this book is intended as a handbook for librarians either searching for a new site or interested in collapsing a branch. Koontz covers history, research, facility location models, and conclusions about future issues.

Wiley, P. B. (1997). Beyond the blueprint. Library Journal, 122, 110-113.

Williams, R. C., & Dewe, M. (1997). New public library buildings 1997. Public Library Journal, 12, 105-107.

Brockhurst, C. J. (1996). Building for the future. Library Association Record, 98, 584-585.
Three case studies are briefly described. They're all academic libraries in the UK, and the first (at Sheffield Hallam University) brings together "library services, computing provision, production facilities for multimedia material and the Learning and Teaching Institute." Statistics of increased floor space in all three are cited, and the main focus of each institution's improvements is highlighted in this two-page article.

Pitkin, G. M. (Ed.). (1996). The National Electronic Library: A Guide to the Future for Library Managers. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.
A look at the history of library buildings and at the question, "Is the library an enduring institution?" Especially relevant are the chapters, "Reengineering existing buildings to serve the academic community," and "The architect's point of view". Details trends, arguments for and against the future of library buildings, and offers illustrations and charts with examples of these trends.

Public Library Association. (1996). How to Build a Library: A Primer for Librarians and Trustees. Portland, Ore.: Public Library Association.

Rossini, J. (1996). Current issues in library planning: An architect/librarian's perspective. Feliciter, 42, 27-30.

ALA (Ed.). (1995). Planning Additions to Academic Library Buildings: A Seamless Approach. Chicago: American Library Association.

Baldeweg, J. N. (1995). Croquis (entire issue). Croquis, 73(2), 101 p.

Boss, R. W. (1995). Facilities planning for technology. Library Technology Reports, 31, 389-483.
This report covers a lot of ground, but in small pieces. Sections are short, sometimes only one or two paragraphs; many aspects of storing physical and electronic resources are addressed. Most of the information here is too dated to be useful.

Foote, S. M. (1995). An architect's perspective on contemporary academic library design. Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, 83, 351-356.

University of Illinois (Ed.). (1995). University Library Space Needs Study: A Fifteen Year Perspective. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois.

Michalak, S. C. (1994). Planning academic library facilities: The library will have walls. Journal of Library Administration, 20(2), 93-113.

Prosterman, A. (1994). Socio-spatial Relationships: Conflicts and Compromises in a Public Library. Unpublished MA, Loyola University of Chicago.

Sebright, T. F. (1994). Planning College Library Buildings for Information Technology. Unpublished PhD, Florida State University.

Matier, M. W. (1992?). Developing a strategic plan for library space needs through 2010. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, No. 349 024.

Framework for Information, Inc. (1991). Space planning in the Special Library. Washington, DC: Special Libraries Association.

Freifeld, R. (1991). Space Planning. Washington, DC: Special Libraries Association.

Kusack, J. M. (1991). Evaluating Library Buildings: Principles and Procedures for Post-occupancy Evaluation. Hartford, Conn.: Connecticut State Library.
This is a step-by-step guide on how to conduct a post-occupancy evaluation. Each section title is followed by one to three paragraphs detailing either a definition or a process. Though published in 1991, this practical information is still relevant to a necessary process and serves as a concise guide for the process.

Lushington, N. A., & Kusack, J. M. (1991). The Design and Evaluation of Public Library Buildings. Hamden, Conn.: Library Professional Publications.
Useful not only for public librarians but for all librarians, this book details planning and design for a library: methodologies, lighting and energy considerations, design examples. Part I is titled "Planning and Design"; Part II is titled "Postoccupancy Evaluation". Two case studies are included, detailing focus group results, expert evaluations, community surveys, and performance measures.

Axelroth, J. L. (1990). Library Space Planning, Design and Relocation. Newton Highlands, MA: Legal Information Services.

Fraley, R. Q., & Anderson, C. L. (1990). Library Space Planning: A How-to-do-it Manual for Assessing, Allocating and Reorganizing Collections, Resources, and Facilities (2nd ed.). New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.
A detailed look at almost all aspects of preparing a space plan: organization, severe space shortage, publicity, timelines, and even how to deal with professional movers. Includes sample floorplans, forms for assessing furniture, and other tables/forms. Also includes helpful hints on how to "wrap up" and manage personnel and equipment after the move. Extensive bibliography.

Steel, V. (1990). Remote Storage, Facilities, Materials Selection, and User Services. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Services.

Stephenson, M. S. (1990). Planning Library Facilities: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press.
A bibliography outlining facility planning and design for different types of libraries: academic, public, special and school. Also listed are the categories of housing, access for the disabled, and environmental and mechanical issues.

Holt, R. M. (1989). Planning Library Buildings and Facilities: From Concept to Completion. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press.

Thompson, G. (1989). Planning and Design of Library Buildings (3rd ed.). London: Butterworth Architecture.

Specific topics


Alexander, L. B. (2005). ADA resources for the library and information professions. Journal of Education for Library & Information Science, 46(3), 248-257.

Cantor, A. (1996). The adaptable approach: A practical guide to planning accessible libraries. Library Hi Tech, 14(1), 41.
The author, Canadian, doesn't mention U.S. government requirements, but does give a specific guide to all aspects of library accessibility. He recommended to the Canadian Ministry of Labour library the "ADAPTABLE" approach, an acronym referring to eight useful strategies for libraries facing the challenge of providing accessible buildings and equipment. Includes brief reference list.

Dahlgren, A. (1995). Planning the Small Library Facility (2nd ed.). Chicago: Library Administration and Management Association, ALA.
This detailed planning guide contains many sketches and floorplans. Issues addressed include: The Building Team, Space Needs Assessment and Building Standards, Site Selection, Schematic Design, Energy Efficiency, Handicapped Access.

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (Ed.). (1994). The ADA Library Kit: Sample ADA-Related Documents to Help You Implement the Law. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (Ed.). (1994). Accessibility, a Selective Bibliography. Washington, DC: Library of Congress.

Facilities for a Digital age

Bazillion, R. J., & Braun, C. (2001). Academic Libraries as High-Tech Gateways: A guide to Design and Space Decisions (2nd ed.). Chicago: American Library Association.
Bazillion and Braun cover all aspects of planning and design that have changed due to technology: the level of equipment in libraries, the ability to view a virtual version (with certain software) of a new library building, the advances in distance education, and the way instruction has embraced technology. Includes an extensive bibliography.

Holmes-Wong, D., Afifi, M., & Bahavar, S. (1997). If you build it, they will come: Spaces, values, and services in the digital era. Library Administration & Management, 11, 74-85.
USC spent $28 million on its library, against the then-popular notion that technology and online resources were going to render traditional libraries useless. Discussed here are the principles that guided USC, including collaboration with the University Computing Services and other relevant departments, proper location of Information Commons and other services, innovation in teaching technology, and the desire to be, as a whole, a teaching library. Includes floorplans and reference list.

Hurt, C. S. (1997). Building libraries in the virtual age. College & Research Libraries News, 58(2), 75-76.
Hurt discusses considerations that are affecting the planning of future facilities. The "new age" library will incorporate into its space collaborative learning, media, and electronic resources. New needs are evident, such as more frequent updating of technology, and meeting the connection needs of all users.

Beckman, M. (1996). Library buildings, or virtual libraries? Feliciter, 42, 37-40.
Beckman cites flexibility, space requirements, and users' needs (with a change in behavior patterns) as necessities in addressing a gradual acceptance and move toward the virtual aspect of the library. Relevant and useful despite its publication date of 1996.

Interior Design, Furnishings, and shelving

Genesy, D. (2006). Take the merchandising test. American Libraries, 37(4), 69-69.

Jahn to design extension of University of Chicago library.(2006). ILA Reporter, 24(2), 26-26.
The February 23, 2006 issue of "Chicago Tribune" reports that architect Hedmut Jahn and his firm, Murphy/Jahn will design an extension of the University of Chicago's Joseph Regenstein Library in Illinois. According to the report, the $42 million extension will house 3.5 million volumes of print material, a conservation area and a reading room. The extension will also use high-density automated shelving instead of open stacks.

Schaper, L., & Kuzyk, R. (2006). The cork solution. Library Journal, 131, 38-38.
Specifics on cork flooring, chosen here because of durability, but pros and cons after installation are discussed.

The Librarian's Yellow Pages [electronic resource]. (2006). Retrieved October 24, 2006, from www.librariansyellowpages.com

What's hot.(2006). Library Journal, 131, 24-36.
Specific buying information for such things as badges, chairs, carpeting, self-checkout, disc cleaning, display, scanners, storage, and much more. Extensive list with prices and phone numbers of vendors.

Burger, L., & Rizzo, J. C. (2005). Princeton PL's interior mix. Library Journal, 130, 43-43.
Focus groups helped shape the Princeton Public Library, and the look is a mix of traditional and contemporary to match the library's surrounding buildings. Highlights: color-coded floors, light, mobile furniture, and double the users.

Hart, T. L. (2005). Library media center facilities access: DO YOU REALLY WANT YOUR LIBRARY MEDIACENTER USED? Library Media Connection, 24(3), 16-19.
Promotion of access to library materials. Also speaks of aesthetic decisions that increase use of facilities and services.

Staff. (2005). Danny hill. Library Journal, 130, 28-28.
Very short interview with Danny Hill, the president of INvironments Incorporated. He names a few trends in library design, and mentions the work he did with the Princeton Public Library.

Potter, T. (2004). Planning ahead — it's never too early to determine your furniture needs. School Planning & Management, 43(4), 3-3.

Brown, C. R. (2002). Interior Design for Libraries: Drawing on Function and Appeal. Chicago: American Library Association.

Huber, T. (2001). They're just plain big! Oversized shelving solutions at the Illinois
State library's map department. Information Bulletin (Western Association of Map Libraries), 33(1).

Scherer, J. A. (1999). Light and libraries. Library Hi Tech, 17(4), 358-372.
Scherer gives an in-depth history of light and its characteristics, then tackles the issue of library lighting with two sections: daylighting and electric lighting. He gives specific examples of how to maximize natural lighting, how to plan for efficient electric light use, and suggests comparing energy usage with other libraries to gain perspective on how efficient the current system is.

Wrightson, D., & Wrightson, J. M. (1999). Acoustical considerations in planning and design of library facilities. Library Hi Tech, 17(4), 349-357.
The authors explain what common acoustical problems occur in libraries, then give some architectural and planning solutions to help solve these problems. Intrusive noises, overly reverberant spaces, and lack of speech privacy are the issues addressed with a range of well-defined options.

Burgin, W. R., Barton, P. K., Jones, P. A., Perry, K., Marks, K. E., & Moore, T., et al. (1997). Building libraries for changing times. North Carolina Libraries, 55, 59-85.
An entire issue with several relevant articles. The first deals with renovating, recommendations for framing, siting, handling hazardous materials, and a concise checklist for the building's structural limits and make-up. The second addresses library interiors: access, acoustical treatment, building design, floor coverings, ventilation systems and more. Perry's article gives a case study of a school media center. Another article gives the "nuts and bolts of technology planning," mentioning topics like conduits, wiring, and equipment security. Still another gives specific examples of libraries that practice "form follows function."

Brown, C. R. (1995). Planning Library Interiors: The Selection of Furnishings for the 21st Century. Phoenix, Ariz.: Oryx Press.

Dahlgren, A. C., & Heyns, Erla P., comp. (1995). Planning Library Buildings: A Select Bibliography (4th ed.). Chicago: American Library Association.
A very thorough source; older entries were scrutinized by the compilers for relevancy. Includes references about the architect's role, standards and space allowances, lighting, furnishings, and financing. Also includes building reviews and case studies.

Library Administration and Management Association: Buildings and Equipment Section, & Functional Space Requirements Committee. (1995). Building Blocks for Library Space: Functional Guidelines. Chicago: American Library Association.
Concise guide to planning for a new space. Includes practical information on figuring out function, and space and cost estimates. Also includes "Universal Building Blocks," a section designed as a reference list of square footage for common "building blocks".

Preservation and Disaster Planning

Clareson, T., & Long, J. S. (2006). Libraries in the eye of the storm lessons learned from hurricane Katrina. American Libraries, 37(7), 38-41.
Discusses emergency preparedness plans as realized by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Oliver, M. (2006). A librarian disaster. Library Media Connection, 24(7), 18-21.
Specifics on disaster planning and management.

Battersby, R. (2005). Recovering from disaster. Library & Information Update, 4(3), 36-38.

Czapla, P. (2005). Accommodating all comers. (cover story). American Libraries, 36(6), 50-50.
Speaks to such issues as handicapped accessibility, users' requests for technology, and emergency preparedness.

Forde, H. (2005). Access and preservation in the 21st century: What has changed? Journal of the Society of Archivists, 26(2), 193-200.
Discusses philosophies behind access for disabled, access to archives, and what drives certain users to require access to certain materials.

Robertson, G. (2005). Postponing Alexandria: Dealing with catastrophes and disasters in your library. Feliciter, 51(6), 277-279.

Bridegam, W. E. (2004). Print preservation at the local level—The five college experience. Library Collections, Acquisitions, & Technical Services, 28(1), 29.
Five Massachusetts institutions decided to collectively pursue a solution to library space problems: off-site storage that required each item's owner to relinquish that ownership for the good of collective storage and accessibility.

Georges, J. (2004). Skills development and management for disaster mitigation planning: The specific case of electronic equipment and digital data. International Preservation News, (34), 12-14.
Disaster planning specifics, such as where to store back-up data and what to do with it once the emergency has passed.

Palmer, S. S. (2004). Preservation perspectives: Book handling. Kentucky Libraries, 68(2), 20-21.

Schneider, J. A. (2004). Mold: Recovery from a potential collection disaster and environmental hazard. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply, 14(4), 49-67.

Varlamoff, M., & Plassard, M. (2004). Survey on disaster planning in national libraries. International Preservation News, (34), 23-26.
Report on a global survey conducted by the Preservation and Conservation (PAC) office of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions regarding the disaster plan of 177 national libraries.

Farshchi, M. (2003). Library archival facilities A cool place. Engineered Systems, 20(1), 96.
Examines the use of equipment in restoring university book archival facilities. Maintenance of a stable environmental condition to meet preservation criteria; Examination of the factors behind the environmental variables; Standards used for the purpose of book conservation.

Teper, T. H., & Atkins, S. S. (2003). Building preservation: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's stacks assessment. College & Research Libraries, 64(3), 211.
A thorough assessment written in excellent detail. Outlines a study that covers paper acidity, mold and environment, treatment and repair, binding, and collection maintenance.

Hudak, M. (2002). Outreach and information dissemination regarding disaster relief. Electronic Green Journal, 17. Retrieved August 8, 2006, from http://egj.lib.uidaho.edu.

Wellheiser, J., & Scott, J. (2002). An Ounce of Prevention: Integrated Disaster Planning for Archives, Libraries, and Record Centers (2nd ed.). Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press.

Trinkley, M. (1992). Preservation Concerns in Construction and Remodeling of Libraries: Planning for Preservation. Columbia, SC: South Carolina State Library.


Atkins, S. A. (2005). The pain in storage: Work safety in a high-density shelving facility. Portal: Libraries & the Academy, 5(4), 483-496.
Safety in high-density storage facilities is the main topic of Atkins' article, but she also gives some statistics on cost and construction of such facilities. Specific injuries relevant to the job are discussed, as well as measures to avoid them. In-depth analysis, with tables and extensive notes and resources.

Czapla, P. (2005). Accommodating all comers. (cover story). American Libraries, 36(6), 50-50.
Speaks to such issues as handicapped accessibility, users' requests for technology, and emergency preparedness.

Grossner, C. (2004). Lighting up your library with wi-fi while keeping it safe. Feliciter, 50(6), 261-262.

General library safety tips.(2003). Unabashed Librarian, (126), 9.

Lowry, C. B. (2003). Creating a culture of security in the university of Maryland libraries. Journal of Library Administration, 38(1/2), 49.
Together with the ARL, the University of Maryland Libraries created an assessment of security policies and procedures. It took two years to assess and implement, and now the work is considered a model for other academic libraries.

Cravey, P. (2001). Protecting Library Staff, Users, Collections, and Facilities. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.
Includes many sample reports and policies to cover safety issues. Areas such as special collections, special events, electronic files and systems, and general collection security, are discussed.

Atlas, R. L. (1997). Designing crime-free environments; making our buildings safer. Library Administration & Management, 11, 88-93.

Off-site storage

Atkins, S. A. (2005). The pain in storage: Work safety in a high-density shelving facility. Portal: Libraries & the Academy, 5(4), 483-496.
Safety in high-density storage facilities is the main topic of Atkins' article, but she also gives some statistics on cost and construction of such facilities. Specific injuries relevant to the job are discussed, as well as measures to avoid them. In-depth analysis, with tables and extensive notes and resources.

Enos, C., Donato, M., & Strong, K. (2005). Protecting the past for the Library of Congress. Engineered Systems, 22(5), 48-54.
A report on the Library of Congress' findings when faced with the issue of off-site storage. Discusses cooling and humidity concerns for off-site facilities.

Norton, M. J., & Vardaman, A. S. (2005). Maintaining quality document delivery service with off-site storage facilities. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 93(3), 394-397.
The authors tell the story of a two-year project addressing these three questions: "What materials should be sorted? What level of service can be maintained? What are the costs?" Includes references, tables, and one section entitled, "Lessons learned."

Snowman, A. M. (2005). The Penn State annex: The life and times of an off-site storage facility. Collection Management, 30(1), 45-53.
Speaks of initiatives such as shrink wrapping current journal issues, space management during phased construction, a facilities crisis, and a barcoding project that uses wireless technology.

Vargas, M. A. (2005). Using a third-party vendor for off-site storage of library materials: A case study of the Byrne Memorial Library, Saint Xavier University. Library Administration & Management, 19(1).

Jones, L. M., & Fisher, P. A. (2004). Books in active retirement: Selection issues for remote storage. Technical Services Quarterly, 22(1), 1-8.

Mook, C. A., & Walker, B. (2004). Providing access and preservation services to collections in remote storage facilities. Journal of Access Services, 2(3), 53-58.

Neal, J. G. (2004). The ReCAP artifactual repository planning project. Library Collections, Acquisitions, & Technical Services, 28(1), 25.
ReCAP is a consortium of three New York libraries, designed specifically to collectively determine the best high-density storage facility for its purposes and patrons.

Seaman, S. (2004). High-density off-site storage in North American research libraries. IATUL Annual Conference Proceedings, 14, 1-1.

Atkins, S. S., & Hain Teper, J. (2003). Time and cost analysis of preparing and processing materials for off-site shelving at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign library. Collection Management, 28(4).

Weiss, A. K., Abbott, J. P., & Harmon, J. C. (2003). Print journals: Off site? Out of site? Out of mind? Serials Librarian, 44(3/4), 271-278.

Carpenter, K. E., & Horrell, J. L. (2001). A Harvard experience (gaining faculty support for off-site storage). Library off-site shelving. Libraries Unlimited.

Kohl, D. F. (2001). Cheaper by the (almost half) dozen: The Ohio state-wide remote storage system. Library off-site shelving. Libraries Unlimited.

Nitecki, D. A., & Kendrick, C. L. (Eds.). (2001). Library off-site shelving: Guide for high-density facilities. Englewood, Colo: Libraries Unlimited.