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Re: Technical services areas on public floor maps Hardy, Elaine 19 Aug 2005 18:52 UTC

This is only peripherally related, but since it is Friday -- one of the
public libraries here in Georgia was forced by their county to use an
architect that had never worked with libraries and was unfamiliar with
any library operation. They were also not allowed to be fully involved
in the design process. The library submitted information to the firm
concerning the basics of what they needed in the new building but were
not given access to the full plans prior to construction. After
construction was to full along to change much, the library director went
into the designated technical services area and found air conditioner
components and other physical plant machinery installed in the middle of
the room.

The technical services staff ended up in what I understand was supposed
to be a large closet -- an area smaller than the one they had in the old
building. And that was not the only thing catastrophically wrong - they
had to renovate the building before the library could occupy it.


J. Elaine Hardy

Library Information Specialist

Georgia Public Library Service,

A Unit of the University System of Georgia

1800 Century Place, Suite 150

Atlanta, Ga. 30345-4304


404.982-3563, fax

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Pennington, Buddy D.
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2005 1:06 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] Technical services areas on public floor maps

Hi all,

In your libraries, do you label the technical services areas on the

public floor maps/guides that users use to get where they want to go?

If so, what labels do you use (Technical Services? Acquisitions &

Cataloging?)?  If not, why not?

Thanks in advance!

Buddy Pennington

Serial Acquisitions Librarian

UMKC - University Libraries

800 E. 51st Street

Kansas City, MO  64110


816-333-5584 (fax)

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