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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 & Agenda Bob Wilson
  • Preliminary Action Bob Wilson Steps
  • National Library Anders Dahlgren Standards & Trends
  • Next Steps Bob 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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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 facilities20
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:
    • bob@mail.sttammany.lib.la.us
    • 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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