Planning and Management of Buildings eCourse Starting Soon

A six-week Planning and Management of Buildings course starts Monday, June 26, 2017.  The online asynchronous sessions will be available on six sequential Mondays.  The cost of the course is $300.  REGISTER now.

This is the course for you if you want to learn how to develop and plan maintenance of a facility, determine capital needs and budgets, and understand the elements of a construction project.

This course is designed to help the participant in the context of their own library building learn how to determine the ongoing maintenance needs of their library; list short, mid-term and long-term goals for a facility development plan; develop a capital development budget; describe key components to a library building program; describe the roles of key players in a building project; explain the steps and components of planning and construction processes for renovated or new facilities; explain how to determine technology planning needs and building requirements; list and explain life and safety issues in building operations; and describe post-occupancy evaluation procedures.

The course instructor, John A. Moorman, has been a library and non-profit organization consultant for more than 30 years.  In 2009, he established Dominion Library Associates, LLC, a consulting firm which provides assistance to libraries and non-profit organizations.  He was the top library administrator of public libraries, a multi-type library system, and a regional library in North Carolina, Texas, Illinois, and Virginia from 1975-2013.  Moorman has published numerous articles on library-related issues, edited and contributed chapters to the first and second editions of Running a Small Library: A How-To-Do-It Manual. (The second edition was published by ALA Press in 2015.)  Moorman has served on several library and library association boards in addition to ALA Council.

This course is being hosted by the ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR).  For more details or to register, visit the HRDR course offerings website.  For specific questions regarding the course, contact Pam Akins.