Library buildings and space planning
Planning and evaluating library services, including performance measures
Continuing education, including evaluation and planning
University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA), B.A. in English (summa cum laude), 1976.
University of Illinois (Urbana, IL), M.S. in Library Science, 1977.
University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI), Certificate of Professional Development Program in Library Management (1990).
President, Library Planning Associates, Inc. (Madison, WI), 7/84 to date.
Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University (River Forest, IL), 6/96 to date.
Instructor, University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI), 10/85 to date.
Library Consultant / Buildings and Planning, Wisconsin Division for Library Services, 10/84 to 7/97.
Administrative Librarian, Roselle Public Library District (Roselle, IL), 4/79 to 10/84.
Shared Staffing Reference Librarian, Poplar Creek Library District (Streamwood, IL) and the Roselle Public Library District (Roselle, IL), 7/77 to 4/79.
“An Alternative to Library Building Standards. Illinois Libraries, November, 1985. Reprinted in LSCA Builds Michigan Libraries (Lansing: Michigan State Library, 1987).
“Planning Expanded Facilities: Issues for Small Public Libraries.” Library Administration and Management, June, 1987. “Library Buildings” (issue editor). Library Trends, Fall, 1987.
“The Forgiving Building Revisited: The Impact of CD-ROM and Library Automation Projects on Library Facilities.” In Proceedings of the 11th Annual Essen International Library Symposium. Essen, W.Germany: Essen University Library, 1989.
Wisconsin Library Building Project Handbook. 2nd rev. ed. Madison: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 1990.
Planning the Small Library Facility. Chicago: ALA, 1996 (Small Libraries Publications Series).
Public Library Space Needs: A Planning Outline / 1998. Madison: Wisconsin Dept of Public Instruction, 1998. (http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/dlcl/pld).
“Library Space Needs: An Introduction to Planning.” Lincoln Trail Libraries System (Champaign, IL), September 19, 1987.
“The Forgiving Building Revisited: The Impact of CD-ROM and Library Automation Projects on Library Facilities.” 11th International Essen Library Symposium (Essen, West Germany), September 27, 1988.
“Library Space Planning and Facility Design to Support a High-Tech Future.” Amerika Haus/Deutsche Bibliotheks Konferenz (West Berlin, Germany), October 3, 1988; Amerika Haus/Deutsche Bibliotheks Konferenz (Hannover, West Germany), October 6, 1988.
“How to Build a Library: A Primer for Librarians and Trustees.” Public Library Association preconference (Portland, OR), March 26-27, 1996.
“In the Beginning: Getting a Building Project Started.” Tennessee Library Association preconference (Nashville, TN), April 6, 2005.
American Library Association member since 1977
ALA Publishing Committee, 2004 to 2006 (Chair, 2004 to 2005)
LAMA Director’s Board, 1991 to 1993 (Member-at-Large)
LAMA Small Libraries Publications Series Committee, 1996 to 2000 (Chair, 1996 to 1999)
LAMA Building and Equipment Section Executive Committee, 1982 to 1984 and 1986 to 1989 (Chair, 1987 to 1988)
LAMA BES Standards for Physical Space Requirements for Libraries Committee, 1986 to 1990
LAMA BES Library Building Awards Committee, 1989 to 1993 (Chair, 1992 to 1993)
LAMA BES Architecture for Public Libraries Committee, 1980 to 1984 and 1993 to 1995
International Federation of Library Associations, 2001 to date
Building and Equipment Section, 2001 to date
Phi Beta Kappa, 1976
Illinois State Library Scholarship, 1976
Shapiro Award (University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science), 1977
Beta Phi Mu, 1977
Academic Specialist Grant (U.S. Information Agency), for study tour of library buildings in West Germany, 1988
Juror, San Antonio Public Library Central Library Design Competition, 1991
LAMA Certificate of Recognition, 1994
Juror, AIA / ALA Library Building Awards, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2001