Ayub Khan is Head of Universal Services for Warwickshire County Council where he leads several public-facing departments, including Libraries and Communities, Heritage and Culture, and Archives. He spent his early career in education and children's & young people's services, and was later Principal Project Officer for the new Library of Birmingham, involved in the early concept, visioning, design and business planning. Ayub has undertaken a number of library new-build and refurbishment projects and is currently working on a project to build a new library and cultural centre in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. He is President of Libraries Connected, a Fellow and past President of CILIP – The Library and Information Association. He is on the governing board of IFLA, and a member of its Library Buildings Committee. In 2013, Ayub was awarded an MBE for his services to libraries and communities.
- Table of Contents
- About the Authors
Drawing on the authors' experience gained from library projects around the world, this book charts a readable path through everything from the planning of a new library, to major refurbishment, or the remodeling of a current library. It clearly explains the library design language and processes needed by professionals overseeing any project, and covers essential aspects including ensuring cost-effectiveness, eco-efficiencies, improved service, and positive community impact. Fully revised and updated, this new edition includes coverage of
- the need for flexible and adaptable library spaces;
- the environmental impact of building design, construction, and use;
- the trend towards multi-use, multi-purpose buildings to serve community, cultural, and educational needs;
- a customer-centered approach to service delivery;
- heightened focus on health and wellbeing for all stakeholders;
- the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and customer access needs on the design and layout of a library; and
- the rapid growth of digital services.
International and cross-sectoral in scope, this book is an essential guide for library professionals or architects involved in library building, remodeling, or development. It will also be a valuable reference for students of both library and architectural design.
Libraries after 2020
Project and Design Teams
Partnership and Community Engagement
The Design Brief
Space Planning and Access
Occupancy and Post-occupancy Evaluation
Building Libraries for the Future: a Summary
Bibliography and Further Reading