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Officials Eye Possible Remodel of Library Main Floor

Some major changes could be coming to the Glendora Public Library's main floor as officials want to make improvements to the Information and Circulation Services.

Library officials want to centralize basic-level and circulation functions by physically combining the two existing service desks (Circulation and Adult Reference into one point of service, by reconfiguring the circulation and main floor layout.

Officials will consider proposed option, which include:

1. Plan for future physical changes after cross-training of staff and re-carpeting project are complete.
Cost: Deferred to future years.

2. Demolish existing service desks and purchase modular standing desks. Modular desks would provide greater flexibility with the as-yet-to-be-determined service model and reduce overall footprint.
Cost: $8,000.

3. Remodel Circulation Office and incorporate joint service desk within office space. This option requires a complete remodel of the Circulation office and operational re-organization of the Support Services division. Circulation staff currently stationed in the Circulation Room would need to be relocated to back offices. Space limitations in back office areas could impact operations. Copy Center services and equipment would be relocated to new service desk.
Cost: $30,000.

The proposed reconfiguration is envisioned in the Library's Strategic Plan 2013-2018 Service Vision Initiatives.

The Library Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 116 East Foothill Blvd.
Ralph Long December 19, 2013 at 08:31 PM
Be bold! Make it a place the entire community can be proud of. Today it is blah. Just ok. Works, but does not exhibit any creativity. Glendora has always prided itself on commitment to education and learning. The library should reflect this pride. It should be superlative.
Ralph Long December 19, 2013 at 08:39 PM
Oh yeah, forgot to mention... The current library decorating scheme celebrates the past. Lots of pictures of years gone by. Nothing wrong with this, but the most important function of a modern library should be to help focus the citizenry ON THE FUTURE. It should help us understand what the future may bring and help us prepare for that future. Since moving to beautiful Glendora almost three years ago I have noticed that we are a backwards looking community. There is much more talk about how things used to be than there is of how things may be. The library should play an important role in helping us embrace, manage and understand future possibilities. This can start with how the library looks.

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