RE: new library ideas

Becky Albitz (
Wed, 13 Jun 2001 11:33:40 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Rhonda

My understanding is that the Communications Library at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has just such a video monitor set-up. You may
want to get in touch with them. The Librarian's name is Lisa Romero and
the web site is


At 11:16 AM 6/13/01 -0700, you wrote:
>Both Northbrook & Warren Newport public libraries in Illinois have something
>like this. You may want to give them a ring! Gena
>-----Original Message-----
>[]On Behalf Of Rhonda Rosen
>Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 10:29 AM
>To: Gena Zelenka
>Subject: new library ideas
>hi everyone,
>we are in the very beginning stages of planning our new library. I'm
>hoping you guys can help me with some ideas, suggestions - maybe things you
>wish you could have in your media areas if you were to begin again - maybe
>things that are on the cutting edge that you would suggest i plan for...
>also, we are looking seriously at using an automated retrieval system.
>If anyone is using one of these systems, can you tell me if you use it for
>media items? from what i gather temperature control may actually be better
>where they are housed in the ARS than in many of our library areas, but i'm
>wondering if they really would be okay...
>another question - we were thinking of having an area where we would have a
>large screen monitor with 24 hour news playback or satellite programming
>-but sound concern is a problem -can't have it blasting in the library, yet
>i would want it where people can wander by, sit down on couches maybe and
>watch...any ideas on this?
>ok, anyone have any great ideas?