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Countdown to a New Library: Managing the Building Projectby Jeannette A. Woodward
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This comprehensive "hardhat" book uses real-life insider stories from librarians around the country to help you to identify key building areas for security, electrical, HVAC, lighting, roofing, and ADA requirements.
Book News Annotation:
For librarians going through a big-budget, long-term building project, veteran librarian Woodward (Wayne State U.) provides a roadmap in lay terms for everything from blueprints to the final move. She emphasizes the importance of communicating such concerns as users' needs, budget parameters, safety, security, and practical design to the people engaged in the actual design and construction.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
For any librarian going through a big-budget, long-term building or renovation project, this comprehensive "hardhat" book will become an indispensable companion and reference source. Using the hands-on tools and real-life insider stories from librarians around the country, you'll learn how to:
-- "Talk the talk" to work constructively with architects and builders.
-- Plan expertly for technology access.
-- Identify key building areas for security, electrical, HVAC, lighting, roofing, and ADA requirements.
-- Keep the project on budget, while making sure it meets the needs of users, staff, and officials.
Helpful appendices provide quick reference to ADA regulations and directories of library furniture resources.
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