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Managing Facilities for Results

Optimizing Space for Services

Managing Facilities for Results
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Carving out new service areas within existing space, forgoing massive additions or expensive new buildings, offers a cost-effective solution for budget-conscious libraries. Building from the proven Results Series model, this volume dovetails with the basics outlined in The New Planning for Results: A Streamlined Approach.

This new hands-on workbook in the Results Series guides library directors, staff, and boards through the process to:

*Prioritize new services that need space
*Make plans and identify an appropriate location
*Present the case to funding authorities
*Conduct a “gap analysis”
*Find resources to reallocate and see what new items are needed
*Identify building professionals to assist with alterations

It’s supplemented with 23 workforms to support the information and collection process. Three toolkits provide technical assistance on calculating square footage, assessing the message, and complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.

With examples ranging from small to large small public libraries, the process is equally valuable for school, special, and academic librarians who are faced with similar space repurposing challenges. Any library can embrace these practical, proven techniques for addressing community needs -- by creating a blueprint that prioritizes services and creates the space for them within their existing facility.

ALA Editions; January 2007
242 pages; ISBN 9780838990025
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