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ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY WELCOME BUILDING PLANNING COMMITTEE July 7, 2004 6:30 – 8:30PM.

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1 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY WELCOME BUILDING PLANNING COMMITTEE July 7, :30 – 8:30PM

2 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Process Roadmap St. Tammany Demographics St. Tammany Parish Library Peer Libraries Library Standards Prototype Regional & Branch Libraries Recommendations (Draft) Recommendations (Final)

3 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Tonight’s Agenda Process & AgendaBob Wilson RecommendationsBob Wilson Vote Tally& Committee Next StepsBob Wilson Bio & ParticipationCommittee Form

4 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Tonight’s Objectives Finalize recommendations. Schedule next steps

5 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Findings Accepted STPL should be an “Excellent” system by Louisiana Standards STPL should be in the 90 th percentile by National Standards Population in 20 years will be at least 300,000 Collection size should total 3.5 items per capita (1,050,000 items) 375,000 or more sq ft will be needed to house the collection and the serve the citizens of St. Tammany

6 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Recommendations Ballot Used to facilitate discussion. Not intended as complete. Not binding.

7 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Recommendations Categories New Building Recommendations. Existing Building Recommendations. Process Recommendations.

8 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY New Building Recommendations: #1 STPL should utilize three types of new library buildings: Regional Libraries Community Libraries Satellite Libraries.

9 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY New Building Recommendations: #2 Regional Libraries are needed to house complete collections to achieve economies of scale and to house unique or near unique service functions. Regional Libraries will range in size from 30,000 to 70,000 square feet. The space needs prototype formula will be utilized to determine both the number of Regional Libraries and the appropriate size for each location.

10 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY New Building Recommendations: #3 Community Libraries should be large enough to house a full service library branch and a collection of at least 35,000 volumes. Community Libraries will range in size from 12,000 to 30,000 square feet. The space needs prototype formula will be utilized to determine the appropriate size for each location.

11 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY New Building Recommendations: #4 Satellite Libraries will be short term, small (4,000 to 7,000 square feet) rental facilities used to confirm a demand for library services in a rapidly growing area. Once demand is confirmed, an appropriate Community Library will be built utilizing the library space needs prototype formula.

12 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY New Building Recommendations: #5 All new sites and buildings should allow for future expansion to accommodate population growth patterns.

13 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY New Building Recommendations: #6 New building sites should be highly visible within the community and located on major roads/highways which are capable of handling patron traffic. Geological fault lines should be considered in site selection decisions.

14 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY New Building Recommendations: #7 New buildings should be rectangular in shape to facilitate future expansion or additions. Odd shaped buildings make expansion difficult.

15 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY New Building Recommendations: #8 Book collection space should not exceed 45% of total building space.

16 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY New Building Recommendations: #9 All new library buildings should have meeting space for at least 60 people.

17 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY New Building Recommendations: #10 Natural lighting should be utilized wherever practicable.

18 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Existing Building Recommendations: #1 The Mandeville Branch is in an excellent location within the community and is a tremendous asset to the community. Children’s and Adult Programming are adversely affected by the lack of meeting space. Consider adding a meeting room to the Mandeville Branch and acquiring nearby land for additional parking.

19 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Existing Building Recommendations: #2 Reconfigure the Covington Branch as a Community Library by moving some functions (Examples: Louisiana Room, ERC, Information Technology Section) to a Regional Library.

20 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Existing Building Recommendations: #3 Reconfigure the Slidell Branch as a Community Library by moving some functions (Examples: Government Documents Collection, Electronic Library) to a Regional Library. Renovate to add study carrels and additional patron restrooms.

21 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Existing Building Recommendations: #4 The existing Lee Road Branch site has potential for expansion. Consider using the existing Lee Road Branch building as a meeting room and build a new Community Library on the rear portion of the existing site.

22 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Existing Building Recommendations: #5 The existing Madisonville Branch is inadequate in size to continue housing a Community Library and should be replaced with a new Madisonville Community Library. Consider using the Madisonville Branch building for a specific library function or returning it to the parish for an alternate government function.

23 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Existing Building Recommendations: #6 The existing Lacombe Branch site has some potential for expansion. Determine if the existing branch site combined with the vacant land to the immediate west (if available) is large enough to accommodate a new Lacombe Community Library. If not, locate a suitable site on the main highway to house a new Lacombe Community Library.

24 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Existing Building Recommendations: #7 The existing branches at Folsom, Bush, Pearl River, and Abita Springs are inadequate in size to continue serving the needs of the citizens of St. Tammany Parish and should all be replaced with appropriate Community Libraries. None of the sites of these branches are large enough to accommodate the necessary expansion. New Community Libraries should be built in each of these communities utilizing the space needs formula to determine the appropriate size for each location.

25 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Existing Building Recommendations: #8 The existing Causeway Branch Library is a Satellite Library housed in a rental facility. Its original function was to relieve overcrowding at the Mandeville Branch. Upon completion of a Regional Library in western St. Tammany, re-evaluate the need for a Causeway Branch and build a new Community Library as necessary.

26 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Existing Building Recommendations: #9 The existing (new) Pontchartrain Branch is a Satellite Library housed in a rental facility. Its original function was to relieve overcrowding at the Slidell Branch. Upon completion of a Regional Library in Eastern St. Tammany, re- evaluate the need for a Pontchartrain Branch and build a new Community Library as necessary.

27 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Existing Building Recommendations: #10 The functions housed in the existing Headquarters Annex Building should be located either within or adjacent to a new Regional Library.

28 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Process Recommendations: #1 LBOC (Library Board of Control) should utilize both local & “library expert” architects in the design and construction of new library buildings.

29 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Process Recommendations: #2 LBOC should ensure that all library construction is in compliance with New Directions 2025 planning guidelines.

30 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Process Recommendations: #3 & 4 LBOC should solicit “town hall” community input for library design. LBOC should obtain local political leadership input.

31 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Process Recommendations: #5 & 6 LBOC should appoint a Site Selection Committee. LBOC should review the Strategic Building Plan every five years. This process will be used to adjust for changes in population growth and demand for library services.

32 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Additional Recommendations All sites should be purchased as soon as possible even if construction is not imminent. Consider land or building swaps with parish or towns. Co-ordinate site selection with the Parish Green-space Purchase Project Building orientation should take advantage of sun orientation, prevailing breezes, circulation at site & in building should be intuitive.

33 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Additional Recommendations Architecture should reflect the vernacular Buildings should have a strong relationship with the outdoors. Building designers should meet & interview staff and end users. Display space for art (permanent & temporary) should be planned into the buildings & sites.

34 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Next Steps Sept Committee Presents Report to Library Board Of Control at Joint Special Meeting November - Library Board of Control Briefs Parish Council Bob Wilson is Contact Point: Cell phone # Office phone # Ext. 106

35 ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY Bio and Interest Forms A brief bio of each committee member is needed for the committee report: Examples: Teacher, City Councilperson, Architect, Friends of the Library, Retired Librarian, etc. Express interest in additional participation: Examples: Presentations to Community Groups, Site Selection Process, Fund Raising, Millage Election Process, etc.

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