space for carrels

Andrea Slonosky (Andrea.Slonosky@liu.edu)
Tue, 14 Mar 2000 07:05:16 -0800 (PST)

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I've been informed that the media center will be relocating in the fall. =
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I've been asked to come up with space requirements for storing the =
collection,staff areas, carrels, group viewing room(s), etc.=20

I don't actually know what space is available yet, nor do we have =
blueprints of the building, nor do we have a budget for the move, or any =
fund for renovation, so it looks as if "space" is all I'll have to work =
with!

I can figure out how much room I'll need to store the collections, and =
myself and staff. What I can't find is a written standard or rule of =
thumb anywhere for an optimal distance between individual =
viewing/listening areas. If anyone out there has any facts or strong =
opinions to share, I'd be very appreciative. Please feel free to tell me =
anything about this process that might be useful.

Thanks,=20

Andrea Slonosky
Media Librarian
Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
(718) 488-1311
Andrea.Slonosky@liu.edu

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I've been informed that the media = center will be=20 relocating in the fall. 
I've been asked to come up with space = requirements=20 for storing the collection,staff areas, carrels, group viewing room(s), = etc.=20
 
I don't actually know what space is = available yet,=20 nor do we have blueprints of the building, nor do we have a budget for = the move,=20 or any fund for renovation, so it looks as if "space" is all I'll = have to=20 work with!
 
I can figure out how much room I'll need to store the collections, = and=20 myself and staff. What I can't find is a written standard or rule of = thumb=20 anywhere for an optimal distance between individual viewing/listening=20 areas.  If anyone out there has any facts or strong opinions to = share, I'd=20 be very appreciative. Please feel free to tell me anything about this = process=20 that might be useful.
 
Thanks,
 
Andrea Slonosky
Media = Librarian
Long Island=20 University, Brooklyn Campus
(718) 488-1311
Andrea.Slonosky@liu.edu
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