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Creating 21st Century Libraries, Elise Valoe, Tod Stevens, Lynell De Wind Jun 2010

Creating 21st Century Libraries, Elise Valoe, Tod Stevens, Lynell De Wind

Lynell J. De Wind

Steelcase Corporation, SHW Group and GVSU presented "Creating 21st Century Libraries" at Neocon in Chciago, IL. Steelcase’s most recent research on education libraries was presented. Participants found out about the key business drivers impacting how libraries are designed and what activities must be supported in the 21st century. They learned to develop and use a human-centered design method to develop solutions and aid the shift from information-centered libraries to social centered ones Presenters: Elise Valoe, senior human-centered design researcher for Steelcase Inc., Grand Rapids, MI; Tod Stevens, AIA, LEED AP, principal designer for SHW Group, Berkeley, MI; Lynell De ...


Leadership, Libraries, Leed For The Future, Kathryn S. Ames, Greg Heid Jan 2010

Leadership, Libraries, Leed For The Future, Kathryn S. Ames, Greg Heid

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses the use of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles in the design of the modern public library. It is stated that an LEED-certified library will have lower costs in energy, systems replacement and maintenance through the use of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting and efficient heating and air conditioning, but that due to special materials, the up-front expense is higher. The inspection of the facility throughout its construction is also noted.


Construction To Begin On Uga Special Collections Library Building Jan 2010

Construction To Begin On Uga Special Collections Library Building

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the start of the construction for the University of Georgia Special Collections Library in Athens in January 2010. It will reportedly house the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library on Georgia history and culture, the Walter J. Brown Media Archive and Peabody Awards Collection, which has more than 100,000 audio and video recordings and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. The building's use of state-of-the-art storage and security is also discussed.


Cherokee Regional Library System Enters Building Mode Jan 2010

Cherokee Regional Library System Enters Building Mode

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article features the plan for building the Lafayette-Walker County Public Library in Georgia in which citizens were consulted. It is stated that a gap exists in programming and services for the young adult population and that a coffee shop is welcomed within the library. The design will reportedly focus on the increase of programming areas, the reforming of shelving and public reading areas and the expansion of teen and children's spaces.


Moultrie Tech To Renovate, Add Library Jan 2010

Moultrie Tech To Renovate, Add Library

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article features the renovation plan for Moultrie Technical College's Turner County Campus in Georgia. The present break room will reportedly be reformed into areas for coffee break and vending systems and a computer-equipped library. It is stated that books on business administrative technology, early childhood care and education and industrial electrical construction will be made available in the library to students and community members.


Newnan's Original Public Library Celebrates Grand Reopening Jan 2010

Newnan's Original Public Library Celebrates Grand Reopening

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article features the reopening of the Carnegie Library in Newnan, Georgia in 2009. The original facility in 1904 reportedly epitomized early 20th century neoclassical architecture which is marked by symmetrical paired brick pilasters across the facade and evenly-spaced, paneled and stained columns in the interior. It is stated that the new library will offer popular and current printed material, computer stations, an art gallery and meeting rooms.


Tifton-Tift County Public Library Breaks Ground Jan 2009

Tifton-Tift County Public Library Breaks Ground

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports that Tifton-Tift County Public Library, a member of the Coastal Plain Regional Library system, has broke ground on its expansion/renovation project in Georgia on November 6, 2008. The public library has completed environmental abatement and some demolition. The renovation project will amount $3 million and is expected to be completed in December 2009.


Spotlight On Construction: Planning, Communication Are Key In Building New Libraries, Kathryn S. Ames, Greg Heid Jan 2008

Spotlight On Construction: Planning, Communication Are Key In Building New Libraries, Kathryn S. Ames, Greg Heid

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article presents an outline for beginning the process of building new library for the community based on planning principles that will lead to a well-documented and articulated plan for the future. The development of a comprehensive strategic plan of library service is the first step a library system should take. The Public Library Association (PLA) "New Planning for Results," which has been used successfully by many libraries in the U.S. is one example of a successful planning model. The final step in the process is writing a building program.


Spotlight On Construction: Georgia Gwinnett College Prepares To Build Academic Library, Joy Garmon, Gene Ruffin Jan 2008

Spotlight On Construction: Georgia Gwinnett College Prepares To Build Academic Library, Joy Garmon, Gene Ruffin

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reports on the construction of Georgia Gwinnett College's (GGC) academic library. The current library space is housed on two open floors within the Signature Building. A new, stand-alone building will be needed to meet all of the needs of the new college. GGC established the Library Planning Group in 2006. The new library will incorporate concepts and services that have been successful in other facilities. The goal of the project is that the library will become a learning center for the entire college community.


Spotlight On Construction: Forsyth County Public Library Unveils Expansion, Renovation Jan 2008

Spotlight On Construction: Forsyth County Public Library Unveils Expansion, Renovation

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article unveils the expansion and renovation of Forsyth County Public Library in Georgia. A 15,000-square-foot Administrative Office facility was added to the Cumming Library building which provide space for headquarters staff. The new design scheme features mahogany furnishings, traditionally styled, such as end panels and the circulation desk. The children's area doubled in size and large murals were painted on two walls. The biggest challenge of the renovation was moving the collection and shelving to lay new carpet.