Book Title: Designing a School Library Media Center for the Future
Publisher: Amer Library Assn Editions
Author: Rolf Erikson
Designing a school library media center may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so take advantage! In this hands-on guidebook, school library construction and media specialists Rolf Erikson and Carolyn Markuson share their experiences of working on more than 100 media center building projects around the country, using conceptual plans from actual school libraries.
Combining all aspects of design for the school library media center floor plans, furniture, technology, bidding, and evaluation this newly updated edition addresses
# Current and future technological needs of the student population
# Unique needs of the community library that combines school and public library services
# Sustainability and conservation issues to help designers and planners go green
# Accessibility requirements, including all ADA regulations from the first edition plus the latest material on learning styles and accessibility
# Cost control and ways to minimize mistakes using proven bidding and evaluation methods
With 30 new illustrations and floor plans and an updated glossary of technical terms, readers will be knowledgeable and organized when discussing plans with contractors and vendors. Using the guidance here, you ll avoid the classic building and renovation hazards and build a library media center for the future!