Tuesday, 28 May 2013

How to Design Your New Library For the Present and the Future

While the foundations for my community's new library are going in this week, my staff and Board are busy working on the interior layout.

The World of Public Libraries are in a great flux.  What formats are coming?  When will some of the formats go?  What type of shelving should be purchased?  What will our service model look like in five years? Ten years? What staff skills will we need?

These issues continue swirl in our heads.  Since this building will be serving us for many years and since I know library budgets will not be increasing to any great extent, which way should we go?

I'll keep you posted where we are going.

If you have any ideas or thoughts on what the library of the near future should have, please pass them on here!

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