Week 4

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return to urban sustainable library

Physical library

  • located just inside entryway, across from reception desk (see PDF of floor plan on building plans page)
  • consists of long desk, bookshelves behind
  • need at least one computer for public searching and for use by people in GG (we bring our own)
  • materials
    • books we've collected through GLGI (see GLGI Library for a start)
    • books we've collected in our Green Garage design work (see Green Garage Reading Material page)
    • other books we'll be collecting along the way
    • informative material such as 'finding aids' (or summations of relevant topics, like rain barrel assembly or 10 top things to do to reduce your energy costs or lists of contractors or other sources) can be printed on demand
    • archival materials
      • original drawings
      • artifacts found in building
      • historical photos
  • white board with day's schedule in GG (or for use with projector)
  • phone
  • camera and video recorder
  • microphone
  • printer
  • share use of projector
  • book marks with our contact information
  • office supplies, such as pens, pencils, scissors, tape, etc
  • file drawer
  • place to keep business cards
  • mail box for each business - location TBD
  • spot for business manager - location TBD

Online library

  • website
  • blog
  • Flickr account for photos
  • YouTube account for videos
  • Twitter account for updates
  • components of website:
    • intro to GG, including photo, address, phone, and hours
    • horizontal links
      • about GG
        • what do we do?
        • why are we here
        • foundational principals
        • find out how GG started
        • environmental policy
        • financial information
      • visit GG
        • visiting GG
        • getting to GG
        • events at GG
        • group visits
      • our building today
      • rent space
      • free information service
      • resources
      • contact us
    • left vertical links for businesses
    • left column:
      • calendar (or What's On? like CAT)
      • Search This Site box
      • Live Chat with GG library staff
    • right column: Latest news from the GG
      • new this week, including photos, description of events, link to blog
    • at bottom, site index, and links to media (facebook, twitter)

(source: Rochester Hills Public Library)