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Collaborative library design : from planning to impact
Gisolfi, Peter, editor.
Publication Information:
Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2018.

Physical Description:
xiii, 146 pages : color illustrations, plans ; 28 cm
"Exceptional library design is the result of effective collaboration. A successful design comes about through a productive exchange of ideas among the stakeholders and the architect. These participants define objectives, evaluate alternatives, and make the choices that can lead to a successful library"--
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Includes index.
Introduction: Collaborative design / Public libraries. Darien Library: Darien, Connecticut. Planning the Darien Library of the future / Darien Library relates to its New England setting / Darien Library: A partner in civic initiatives / Longwood Public Library: Middle Island, New York. From a one-room schoolhouse to a 48,000-square-foot building / A natural landscape suggests a focus for the Longwood Public Library / A community embraces the new building / Bronxville Public Library: Bronxville, New York. Planning an expansion and transformation of a well-loved library / A transformed library maintains the original vision / Librarian involvement in the design process benefits patrons and staff / Dobbs Ferry Public Library: Dobbs Ferry, New York. An active library emerges from a unique village site / Two settings present an architectural challenge / New library offers expansive interiors and river views / Byram Shubert Library: Byram, Connecticut. A small branch library expands to meet the needs of its patrons / In the new library, children and adults work harmoniously / Let there be light, let there be space / Academic and school libraries. Sternberg Library at Hackley School: Tarrytown, New York. Thinking big produces a positive result / The iconic library building represents the spirit of Hackley / The Sternberg Library at Hackley: After a fire, renewal / Scarsdale High School Library: Scarsdale, New York. The vision for the new library takes a classical form / A gymnasium becomes an academic library / New teaching and learning spaces attract students, teachers, and the community / Timothy Dwight Library at Yale University: New Haven, Connecticut. The expansion and transformation of a residential college library / Student-run library expands to three levels / Forging a sense of connection between students, their colleagues, and their studies / Moss Library at the Agnes Irwin School: Rosemont, Pennsylvania. Moving a school library into the twenty-first century / Connecting a library of separate spaces / Two-level library accommodates multiple activities simultaneously / Browning School Library: New York, New York. Creating a coherent school from multiple acquisitions / A small academic library accommodates a range of student needs / A quiet gem becomes a destination / Conclusion: Creating the essential library
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