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WELCOME. BUILDING PLANNING COMMITTEE April 21, 2004 6:30 – 8:30PM. Process Roadmap. St. Tammany Demographics St. Tammany Parish Library Peer Libraries Library Standards Prototype Regional & Branch Libraries Recommendations (Draft) Recommendations (Final). Tonight’s Agenda.

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Welcome

WELCOME

BUILDING PLANNING COMMITTEE

April 21, 2004

6:30 – 8:30PM

ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY


Process roadmap

Process Roadmap

  • St. Tammany Demographics

  • St. Tammany Parish Library

  • Peer Libraries

  • Library Standards

  • Prototype Regional & Branch Libraries

  • Recommendations (Draft)

  • Recommendations (Final)

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Tonight s agenda

Tonight’s Agenda

  • Process & AgendaBob Wilson

  • Preliminary ActionBob Wilson Steps

  • National LibraryAnders Dahlgren Standards & Trends

  • Next StepsBob Wilson

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Tonight s objectives

Tonight’s Objectives

  • Update Committee on Preliminary Action Steps taken by Library Staff and LBOC

  • Increase committee’s understanding of National library trends & standards through:

    • Anders’ Presentation

    • Q & A with Anders

  • Schedule next steps

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Preliminary action steps

Preliminary Action Steps

  • New Pontchartrain Branch Rental Facility

  • Library Marketing Plan

  • Liaison with School Board

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New pontchartrain branch rental facility

New Pontchartrain Branch Rental Facility

  • Pontchartrain Branch was identified by Building Committee as a critical need

  • Increase from 1,900 to 7,000 Square Feet

  • New Meeting Room 24’x32’, seats 60

  • Teen Center with booths

  • Sufficient staff work areas & office space

  • Patron & Staff restrooms

  • Space for 6 Patron Computer Workstations

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Library marketing plan

Library Marketing Plan

  • Objectives:

    • Create consistency in image – logo, signage, etc.

    • Improve community knowledge of the scope of library services & its value to the community.

    • Library must be seen as a parish-wide entity.

  • Library Board of Control approved preliminary contact with marketing consultants.

  • Library staff has begun process of soliciting marketing proposals.

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Liaison with school board

Liaison with School Board

  • School Growth/Building Proposal

    • Handout shows enrollment growth and nearest branch library

  • Library Director and School Superintendent have met to pursue mutual interests

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National library trends standards

National Library Trends & Standards

Anders Dahlgren

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Anders bio

Anders’ Bio

  • President, Library Planning Associates (Since 1984 – 150+ libraries in 25 states & abroad)

  • Consultant for Public Library Construction for State of Wisconsin (1984-1998)

  • American Library Association Library Building Awards Jury (4 years)

  • Author:

    • Planning the Small Library Facility (ALA 1995)

    • Public Library Space Needs: A Planning Outline (1998)

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National library trends

National Library Trends

Shifts in service standards

Shifts in building standards

Technology issues & concerns

Services to specific populations (teens, youth, seniors)

Library as community gathering place (meeting rooms, art in libraries)

Amenities (bookstores, coffee shops, drive-up services, and more)

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Welcome

Public Library Standards

  • Significant shift AWAY from traditional quantitative standards

  • Service communities across the country are too varied in need and capability to fashion a meaningful national standard

  • A Planning Process for Public Libraries turned to a LOCAL focus on setting service goals

  • The rise of benchmarking

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Benchmark volumes held

Benchmark / volumes held

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Benchmark magazines

Benchmark / magazines

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Benchmark audio recordings

Benchmark / audio recordings

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Benchmark video recordings

Benchmark / video recordings

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Benchmark non print as print

Benchmark / non print as % print

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Benchmark public use pcs

Benchmark / public use PCs

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Standards for library facilities

Standards for Library Facilities

  • Old ALA standard related square footage to population (0.70 sq.ft. per capita)

  • Convenient, but…

  • Cookie cutter

  • Doesn’t account for variations from one community to another

  • Louisiana standard is 1.0 sq. ft. per capita of 20 year projected population

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Standards for library facilities1

Standards for Library Facilities

  • Current recommendations focus on LOCAL service goals to develop a LOCAL estimate of space needs

  • Service goals = space needs

  • Service goals by “building type” = a parish-wide model for facilities planning

    • Main

    • Regional

    • Community

    • Satellite

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Public library space needs

Public Library Space Needs….

  • Collection space

  • Reader seating space

  • Staff work space

  • Meeting room space

  • Special use space

  • Nonassignable space

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Technology libraries

Technology & Libraries

  • Impact of electronic info resources: will the Web make the library obsolete?

  • Impact of e-books?

  • Roaming reference staff / “concierge” service

  • Self-check-out

  • Self-service reserve retrieval

  • RFID: Radio Frequency Identification systems

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Technology libraries cont

Technology & Libraries (Cont.)

  • Physical requirements for computing

    • Flat & folding screens?

    • Keyboards options?

    • Wi-Fi?

  • Laptop access

  • Shifting technologies for nonprint

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Service to target populations teens

Service to Target Populations / Teens

  • Increasing emphasis

  • Teen rooms

    • Vibrant, colorful, flexible

    • PCs dedicated to teen use

    • Program spaces

  • Young Adult collections

    • Graphic novels

    • Nonprint / media

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Service to target populations children

Service to Target Populations / Children

  • Continuing emphasis

  • Shift toward adding craft activities / motion exercises to traditional story times

  • Children’s rooms

    • Vibrant, colorful, flexible

    • PCs dedicated to children’s use

    • Separate preschool / grade school – newborn???

  • Family restrooms

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Service to target populations seniors

Service to Target Populations / Seniors

  • Reach heights

  • Lighting levels

  • Supportive seating with arms

  • Bifocal concerns

  • Hearing concerns

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Meeting rooms

Meeting Rooms

  • The library as community centers

  • Multi-use / divided

  • Kitchens

  • Separate access (after hours access)

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Art libraries

Art & Libraries

  • Display / gallery space

  • Cultural programs

  • Partnerships with museums and art associations

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Amenities

Amenities

  • Shared buildings, shared sites

  • Coffee shops

  • Gift & book sale shops

  • Drive thru book drops & pick-up

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Next meeting

Next Meeting

  • June 9, 2004 Time 6:30 PM

  • Focus will be Prototype Buildings & Preliminary Recommendations

  • Bob Wilson is Contact Point:

    • [email protected]

    • Cell phone # 504-813-7515

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Future meetings

Future Meetings:

  • June 9 - Prototype Regional & Community Libraries & Preliminary Recommendations

  • July 7 - Final Recommendations

  • TBD - Report to LBOC

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