PROGRAM AND DESIGN SUPPORT/SCHEMATIC DESIGN REVIEW
Do you have a budget for your library building project?
What methodology will you use to achieve your service planning goals?
How will you uncover potential problems with your library building design?
What is your library's shelving capacity?
What are your staff space requirements?
How will you incorporate digital workspaces, meeting and group study spaces into your library plan?
How will reorganize your collection to increase its accessibility?
What services should your library provide?
Is your strategic plan reflective of your library building plan?
Does your master plan match the future mission, vision, and goals of your institution?
EXPERTS IN LIBRARY SCIENCE
If you are interested in our services send us an email, we will send you a service planning proposal.
Aaron Cohen Associates, ltd is part of the architecture team. Together, we make sure building design meets all necessary codes and regulations, as well as ensuring that it is functional and aesthetically pleasing. We make usre the Librarians provide input on the building's layout and design to make sure it meets the needs of the users and provides a comfortable and efficient environment for accessing information. We help leadership make the case for the budget, ensuring that the project launches within budget. By working together, we ensure that the building project is successful and meets the needs of all stakeholders.!
PAST PROJECTS: DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT, LIBRARY SYSTEMS, PRESERVATION AND ARCHIVES
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DIGITAL LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT
Our team considers the latest technology and trends in library services to ensure that the library remains relevant and provides the best possible user experience. This includes considering the integration of digital resources, flexible and adaptable spaces, and innovative programming and services. Our goal is to create a library program that meets the evolving needs of its users and supports the mission of the organization. Through our service planning reports, we help library administrators and stakeholders make informed decisions about the future of their library and ensure that it remains an integral part of the community.
STRATEGIC LIBRARY PLANNING
Strategic Planning Projects: In 1979, we established the library planning process by authoring two books on Designing and Space Planning for Libraries - R.R. Bowker.
Research Planning Projects: In 1982, we programmed the presidential library for J. Carter. Since then we have programmed bases, research facilities, and governmental departments (Recently: Commerce, FDA, NASA, NAL).
International Planning Projects: In 1988, we started a 14 year relationship to help develop the National Library of Singapore. Please visit our latest project National Library of Greece.
Academic Planning Projects: In 2007, we started working with Stanford University Our five-year relationship enabled us to develop new library storage systems, space concept, and digital library designs including innovations in collaborative workspaces and distance learning applications.
Public Library Projects: In 2022, we worked on the Jacksonville Urban Library Study. This study included deep research on small libraries and their return on investment from infrastructure investments.