Librarians from Roger Williams University developed a model of best practices for planning library space projects while planning the first phase of the Learning Commons. They visited and gathered data from 18 libraries with recently-reconfigured spaces, tapped into their collective wisdom, and distilled it to a list of pragmatic, universally applicable best practices. Using examples from their own project and those of the libraries they visited, the presentation describes how to lay the groundwork for planning, incorporate the lessons learned, and achieve buy-in for the project.
McMullen, S., & Peck Learned, B. (2008). Sustaining the Vision: Best Practices for Design, Implementation and Service. Retrieved from https://docs.rwu.edu/librarypub/12