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

Catherine S. Park (Harris County Public Library, Houston, Texas, USA)

The Bottom Line

ISSN: 0888-045X

Publication date: 1 December 2005

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.

Keywords

Citation

Park, C. (2005), "Harris County Public Library: creating a design paradigm for twenty‐first century libraries", The Bottom Line, Vol. 18 No. 4, pp. 167-171. https://doi.org/10.1108/08880450510632244

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2005, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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