A topic near & dear to my heart:  I have the US Army Corps of Engineers'
_Design Guide for Libraries_ dated Feb 1983.  Chapter 10 covers Medical
Libraries, but it is sparse information.  [DG 1110-3-110]

There are two MLA publications that are more helpful:  _The Medical Library
Association Guide to Managing Health Care Libraries_ edited by R. Holst &
dated 2000.  Chapter 8 (pages 135-169) is on Space Planning by R. Labree.

Also, _Hospital Library Management_ edited by Jana Bradley, dated 1983,
covers Planning Library Facilities in Chapter 16 (pages 266-293).

Let me know if you want to borrow the book or a copy of the chapter(s).


Marcia I. Batchelor, MSLS, AHIP
Chief, Medical Library
Madigan Army Medical Center
Tacoma, WA 98431
253-968-1135 voice  253-968-0958 fax
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 -----Original Message-----
From: Mohrman, Robert J Mr WRAMC-Wash DC
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Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 2:22 PM
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Subject: Space planning criteria
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Greetings!  A former Army librarian, now at Eglin AFB, asked me about Army
Federal space planning criteria for Federal Hospitals.  Since I cannot think
of any
source of such standards at the moment, I thought I'd ask the rest of you
for references,
as this topic has probably been discussed before.  I'm sure I will need this
myself before too long as well.

(I will query the Army librarians separately.)
Robert Mohrman
Chief, Medical Library
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001
(202)782-6762; fax (202)782-6803
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From: Nichols William F Civ 96 MDSS/SGSFL
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Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 2:09 PM
To: 'Mohrman, Robert J Mr WRAMC-Wash DC'
Subject: RE: Fed Lib section newsletter
Importance: High

I've been trying to lay my hands on
the criteria the Army uses to determine space allocations
for med libs.  HFPA used to have that on their web site but
it's long gone & I can't raise anyone at the only phone # I
have for them.  The library design guide references the pub
"Administrative Space Planning Criteria for Federal Hospitals"
but I can't locate it (or even a source for it) anywhere.  Any