Countdown to A New Library

Countdown to A New Library

Managing the Building Project

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Details steps for managing library construction and renovations, and includes information on the planning and construction process and the common communication gaps that can hinder the project.

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Woodward, a former librarian and now a consultant to libraries and nonprofits, details steps for managing library construction and renovations. The book gives an overview of the planning and construction process, shows how various professionals and specialties fit into the building project, and alerts readers to communication gaps that can hinder the project. After an introduction to the world of architects and contractors, chapters focus on library design, sustainable buildings, energy efficiency, technology in buildings, security, and creating customer-friendly spaces, and finally moving in to the new building. Each chapter includes numerous margin tips and real-life experiences, plus b&w photos. This second edition includes updated information on standards and materials, and information on new technological issues. It is for librarians who are charged with monitoring the progress of library building projects. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2010
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780838910122
Characteristics: vii, 272 p. : ill ; 28 cm


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