Harris County Public Library: creating a design paradigm for twenty‐first century libraries

Harris County Public Library: creating a design paradigm for twenty‐first century libraries Purpose – To highlight the new service model used by Harris County Public Library and point out what has been successful. Design/methodology/approach – Using a libraries new service model, key points are brought out to identify what has been changed, and why these changes are important. Findings – By changing its service model and design approach, Harris County Public Library has been able to maintain staffing levels and use space more efficiently as library use has increased. Originality/value – Uses examples that can benefit other libraries on using space and staffing efficiently. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances Emerald Publishing

Harris County Public Library: creating a design paradigm for twenty‐first century libraries

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0888-045X
DOI
10.1108/08880450510632244
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Abstract

Purpose – To highlight the new service model used by Harris County Public Library and point out what has been successful. Design/methodology/approach – Using a libraries new service model, key points are brought out to identify what has been changed, and why these changes are important. Findings – By changing its service model and design approach, Harris County Public Library has been able to maintain staffing levels and use space more efficiently as library use has increased. Originality/value – Uses examples that can benefit other libraries on using space and staffing efficiently.

Journal

The Bottom Line: Managing Library FinancesEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2005

Keywords: Public libraries; Facilities; Customer service management; Organizational design

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