Manage your Space
Public Library Services Branch (PLSB) recently updated the Standards and Best Practices for Public Libraries in Alberta. The section on Facilites includes a discussion of public library space needs considering collections, public areas, and staff work space.
The space planning worksheet can assist boards and staff with planning.
When contemplating a new or renovated space, there are many questions that need to be asked and discussed. Contact your Parkland consultant at the start of discussions to tap into professional advice and expertise in space planning and management.
Additional documents and tools that can assist you in planning and design for new, renovated or existing spaces:
- Public Library Space Needs: A Planning Outline (2009) by Anders C. Dahlgren.
- A Space Needs Worksheet (Excel) designed to perform calculations from input data.
- Teen Space Guidelines developed by the Young Adult Library Services Association.
- Documents on specific aspects of facility planning including shelving, lighting, acoustics, site selection, signagae and more from Libris Design.
May 25 - Alberta Literary Awards Gala in Edmonton
May 29- June 1 - Canadian Library Association Conference in Winnipeg
June 1 - Summer Reading Club workshop at Parkland, 9am-3pm
June 6-9 - AALT Conference in Canmore
June 10 - LAG meeting at Parkland, 10am-3pm
June 11-20 - Library Effect workshops throughout the region
June 14 - Grant application and financial info due to Public Library Services Branch