For immediate release | December 7, 2015

ecourse on Planning and Management of Buildings Starting Soon

The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) is offering a six-week Planning and Management of Buildings course. The online asynchronous sessions will be available on six sequential Mondays from Feb. 22 - April 3, 2016. The cost of the course is $300. REGISTER now, as the class will be starting soon.

This course is designed to help students in the context of their own library building learn how to develop and plan maintenance of their facility, determine capital needs and budgets and plan, understand the elements and steps of and evaluate a construction project. Upon completion the student will be able 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.

For more details about this course or to register, visit the HRDR course offerings website. For specific questions regarding the course, contact Pam Akins.

Related Links

HRDR Course Offerings website

ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR)


Pamela Akins

Community Engagement Specialist