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Main Library Vision and Concept Study

June 27, 2014 by Webmaster

What's Your Vision?

In 2012, Lincoln City Libraries embarked on a process to create a new vision for the Main Library and the community it serves. The Library Board of Trustees engaged the services of Sinclair Hille Architects of Lincoln together with Meyer Scherer Rockcastle Architects of Minneapolis, and their library consultant Susan Kent to assist with creating this new vision. After months of study and information gathering, including online surveys, one-on-one interviews, and community meetings, the “Main Library Vision and Concept Study” was completed and presented to the Library Board at its July 17, 2012, meeting along with recommendations from the consultants. The Board had considerable discussion at various junctures about the study and the project team’s recommendation that Lincoln City Libraries locate its new Main Library on the site of the existing Pershing Center. At its August 21, 2012, meeting, the Library Board directed Library staff to submit a proposal for use of the Pershing site, in response to the Invitation for Redevelopment Proposals put forward by the City Urban Development department.

Downtown Library Development Committee Executive Summary

Main Library Concept Study - Electronic Presentation

Library Board's Position Statement

2012 Public Online Survey Results:
Synopsis  |  All Responses  |  Limited to Bennett Martin Public Library Customer Responses

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Other New Libraries Being Built and/or Planned


The links listed on this page help to inform Trustees and others about Main Libraries in other cities, library services throughout the United States and the world, and a variety of topics that relate to the Main Library Vision and Concept Study.


United States:

Library Journal's New Landmark Libraries

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
View this presentation on Slideshare


Madison Central Public Library

Salt Lake City Public Library

San Diego Public Library

University of Chicago

Europe:

Library of Birmingham (UK):

     

Helsinki Public Library (Finland): Building a new central library scheduled to open in 2017

Aarhus Public Library (Denmark): Urban Mediaspace (central library) scheduled to open in 2014

Innovative Spaces and Services

Chicago Public Library (Teen Center)







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Documents Related to Main Library RFP

August 02, 2011 by Webmaster

Bennett Martin Public Library Space Needs & Facility, 2003: Strategic Plan

Library Board Minutes related to Main Library Study


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Bennett Martin Public Library Space Needs & Facility Study, 2003

August 02, 2011 by Webmaster



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