Libraries/Media Centers

Title Abstract Publication Date
Libraries/Media Centers. Presents K-12 and college libraries/media centers considered outstanding in a competition which judged the most outstanding learning environments at educational institutions nationwide. Jurors spent... 07/31/2003
Libraries/Media Centers. Profiles 12 K-12 and higher education libraries honored in American School and University Magazine's Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were selected for their high performance... 07/31/2007
Libraries/Media Centers. Profiles eight public school and higher education libraries that were recognized in the American School and University Magazine's Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were selected for... 07/31/2008
Libraries/Media Centers. Presents thirteen K-12 and higher education library/media centers selected for the American School & University 2006 Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were chosen for their creative... 07/31/2006
Libraries/Media Centers. Describes the design of notable school libraries and media centers, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on architects, suppliers, and cost, as well as photographs. 07/31/2002
Library Alive! Detailed analysis of criteria for building or re-designing a school library facility, including a discussion of welcoming entrances, learning areas, flexible spaces, traffic flow,sight lines, and... 12/31/2001
Library as Place: Rethinking Roles, Rethinking Space. Presents six essays that consider the effect of online availability of research on the creation and design of library space. The authors consider the role of a library when it no longer needs to be a... 01/31/2005
Library Buildings 2003: These Joints are Jumpin This features 195 public library projects and 31 academic library projects. Statistics include costs, square footage, volume and seat capacity, funding sources and amounts, and architects' names. 11/30/2003
Library Buildings 2004: Spend Billions and They Will Come. This features 203 public library projects and 36 academic library projects. Statistics include costs, square footage, volume and seat capacity, funding sources and amounts, and the name of the... 12/14/2004
Library Design Part 2: Facilities and Programs Profiles three public school library/media centers that exemplify the changes that are taking place in library design. New trends are discussed including the library as a teaching space, a place for... 11/30/2010
Library Design Showcase 2011 Profiles the 2011 American Library Association Library Design Showcase winners, including libraries at the University of Wyoming, University of Akron, Seattle University, Marquette University,... 02/28/2011
Library Design, Part 1: New Approaches Meet Students' Needs. Profiles four public school library/media centers that offer a comfortable place to read, research, and relax. Easy access to technology, natural light, and spaces for individual study or group... 10/31/2010
Library Facilities Design. Resources for School Librarians.
Library Interior Finish Materials. This discusses the library finishes selection process, floor finishes, ceiling finishes, wall finishes, window treatments, new versatile resins, and color. Includes a glossary of terms and references... 12/31/2004
Library Media Center Recommendations for the Ohio School Design Manual Begins with a description of school library media center uses and activities, then provides recommendations for standard guidelines for designing new library media centers, including library size,... 06/30/2007
Library or Media Center? Describes a variety of flexible furnishings available for the ever-evolving library/media center/resource room spaces in schools. 03/31/2004
Library Planning in the Electronic Era: Are the Stacks Necessary? Discussion of space planning for special libraries focuses on questioning the need for stacks for printed materials with the proliferation of electronic resources. Topics include considering all... 07/31/2002
Library Security Guidelines. These guidelines include an introduction and definitions, and sections covering the following topics: 1. Duty to Protect; 2.Foreseeability of Loss; 3. Adequacy of Protection; 4.Fire and Emergency... 06/26/2010
Library Security. The goal of a library security system should be to provide a safe and secure facility for employees, resources, and patrons. At the same time, the system must perform these functions as seamlessly as... 12/31/2004
Lick-Wilmerding School San Francisco, California Examines the design of a new library/art facility at a San Francisco high school that complemented the school's contemporary academic program and reputation for excellence. The planning and... 09/30/1997
Light and Libraries. Addresses how to integrate various types of light within the context of library design. Discusses light basics; the light spectrum; light measurement; reflectance; glare and brightness ratio;... 12/31/1998
Lighting for Libraries. This discusses the most important issues in lighting design for modern libraries, including light sources, lighting for bookstacks, lighting in general reading and staff areas, daylighting, exterior... 12/31/2004
Looks like Teen Spirit: Libraries for Youth Are Changing--Thanks to Teen Input During the last 10 years, many libraries have transformed their young adult areas into more efficient, innovative, and inspirational spaces. Many teens have suddenly found the library warm and... 10/31/2006
Main Winners. Profiles the two main winners in the 2010 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors competition. The Omaha Public Schools Saddlebrook Joint-Use Library and the New York University... 07/31/2010
Maine School Library Facilities Handbook. This handbook provides guidance to school library specialists and architects for planning new or renovated library facilities that will meet the changing resource and technology needs of students and... 05/31/2000