Twelve Keys to Library Design

In the supplementary Spring 2009 edition of Library Journal, there was a good article on library design. Basically, it boils down to the following:

1. Create a sense of space
2. Invite students to the table
3. Design for collaboration
4. Infuse library space with technology (every space)
5. Plan for change
6. Attract & retain [customers]
7. Consider circulation zones as integral places
8. Make your library a home to new services
9. Integrate a commons concept into your library
10. Program your library according to its functions
11. Incorporate sustainable elements
12. Draw on unique funding sources

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About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on June 11, 2009, in Library Architecture and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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