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Planning and Management of Library Buildings

Monday, February 21

Register to apply for a seat in this six-week eCourse. 

Monday, February 21 – Monday, April 4, 2022

This course will provide students with an understanding of the key elements, best practices, methodologies, and overall processes for successfully planning, designing, constructing, maintaining, and evaluating library buildings. The overarching goal of the course is to prepare participants to lead any type of facilities projects with the knowledge of how to plan and build functional, adaptable, forward-thinking, community-centric libraries and spaces.

Learning Objectives

  • List building maintenance and operation procedures for effective budgeting and selection of maintenance programs and staff.
  • Describes short- and long-range capital improvement and facility development plans.
  • List procedures in employing architectural, engineering and consultant assistance in building maintenance and development programs.
  • Describes key components and required information in developing building programs.
  • Describes the planning and construction processes for renovated or new facilities.
  • Describes the roles of other governmental entities in developing building programs and renovation/new facilities plans.
  • List life and safety issues in building operation and planning.
  • List technology planning needs and building requirements.
  • Describes post-occupancy evaluation procedures.
  • Understands issues related to emergency, disaster, and other unexpected situations within the building.

CALL SPONSORED: In order to gain the most impact from learning events sponsored by the CALL grant, we ask that all participants engage fully (attend, participate, discuss and share). If you are unable or not willing to agree to this, please be kind and leave a seat or place for someone else.


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Planning and Management of Library Buildings