Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 8½ x 11
978-1-5381-0940-3 • Hardback • January 2018 • $94.00 • (£72.00)
978-1-5381-0941-0 • eBook • January 2018 • $89.00 • (£68.00)
David R. Moore II, AIA is a Principal and the Higher Education Studio Leader at McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture who also leads the firm’s dedicated Library Design Team. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Clemson University. For nearly 30 years, David has worked exclusively with libraries, is an accomplished speaker and lecturer on library planning and design, and is responsible for the design of many award-winning libraries throughout the Southeast. David has also authored numerous library building programs, feasibility studies, space utilization studies and Road Map master plans for academic, public, and private institutions across the country.
Eric C. Shoaf is Dean of the Library at Queens University of Charlotte. He has 30 years experience working in five different library systems of varying sizes, and over the past 15 years has been heavily involved in library building and renovation projects at a variety of institutions. Eric is widely published in the library literature and previously served as editor for Library Leadership & Management, the journal published by the American Library Association’s LLAMA division. He has been a speaker about library renovation and about partnerships with architects and space planners at national conferences.
Chapter 1. Introduction to Master Planning and the Road Map Approach
Chapter 2. Why the Road Map Approach?
Chapter 3. Process
Chapter 4. Collection Storage Strategies
Chapter 5. Anatomy of a Library Budget
Chapter 6. Getting Started
Chapter 7. Case Studies
Planning Optimal Library Spaces is a valuable resource for anyone involved in considering or managing a library renovation. . . . The book does an excellent job of describing a complex process in a simple way, and would be beneficial even for those that do not take the road map approach.
— Technical Services Quarterly
An insightful ‘must read’ which provides a pragmatic library space planning framework for the experienced and the emerging new generation of library space planners. The reader is introduced to a road map approach with an emphasis on phased and flexible space planning. Also, a myriad of elements that need to be considered along the road map journey make this a valuable resource for all to consult.
— Elizabeth A. Titus, dean of the library, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Quotes and case studies highlight the success of the road map approach to renewing library space in bite-sized, budget-friendly chunks. Recommended for anyone working to keep academic and public library facilities relevant and responsive to the changing needs of their user communities.
— Charles Forrest, principal, 21CL Consulting, LLC