Know & Go: Library Improvements: How to Ensure Your Bond Goes the Distance

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Course Description

Are the funds raised enough to cover all your library's desired improvements? Without a thorough roadmap to accurately assess the condition of the library, underlying issues may exist that are health hazards or prevent your building from meeting other code requirements. These issues would be required by law to be fixed and would therefore come before any desired improvements like updating furniture, fixture, or space reorientation. Often the bond raised funds are not enough to cover planned improvements, plus unforeseen necessary repairs, such as roof repairs, HVAC system issues and structural support problems. A Facility Conditions Assessment (FCA) and a master plan can help ensure the proper funds are raised to make both planned improvements and issues that arise during the process.

Learning objectives for this session include
  1. Differentiate between facility conditions assessment and master plan
  2. Begin to utilize facility conditions assessment and establish a master plan for your library
  3. Determine the true scope of improvements and recommend bond funds needed
  4. Access to a white paper covering what an FCA and master plan are, the differences between the two and what they help libraries accomplish


Homework Expectations

It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of a 1-hour session.
Contact Hours: 
Susan Pruchnicki -