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While many of us consider "the library" to be the collection of books and media, it is important to manage the building itself. Space management affects everything from ADA compliance to noise levels to how comfortable your community feels when using your meeting spaces. New construction and renovation opportunities are great times to explore the green-ness of your facility; many new public libraries have become leading examples of LEED certification and sustainable architecture. The security of your facility and grounds is also highly important as you provide a safe and welcoming destination in your community.
Additional topics of interest related to library equipment and facilities management.
Collection of resources for those who work with or are interested in bookmobiles or mobile libraries.
Building Libraries & Additions
A selection of tools, resources, and advice to help you manage your library building project, whether large or small.
Cataloging Tools & Resources
Overview of standards underlying library cataloging, with links to sources for the tools.
Basic information about joint-use libraries, with bibliographies.
RFID and Libraries
Radio frequency identification and how it is used and discussed in libraries.
Setting Up a Library
This guide will provide an overview of resources common to all types of libraries, along with some references for some specific situations.