Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2012

Publication Title

Texas Library Journal


Texas Library Association


Larger library building projects usually require an architect to manage design and construction, but these days many libraries find that the results of space planning often are implemented in smaller, less-expensive initiatives rather than a single large project. Many of these projects involve re-purposing space freed from shelving or other uses, where the total of-the project is to remove the shelves and place new furniture. Further, many have realized that architects and engineers are expensive; and when it comes to renovating an open space, it may be possible to use internal library staff to complete the project.


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