California State Library’s Office of Library
Construction (OLC), the bureau that distributes
Library Bond Act of 2000 grant funds, has made its
website an information resource for anyone
interested in library construction projects.
Library's "project page" on Office of
Library Construction website.
website features a chart (which visitors can
sort any way they choose) of all the libraries
funded under the Library Bond Act of 2000.
When visitors click on a library, they
enter what Bond Act Manager Richard Hall calls
“the project web page” for that library.
On the library’s webpage are not only
photos of the bond act project, but also copies of
the project’s application documents such as its
“Needs Assessment,” “Plan of Service” and
Some project pages (like the Fontana
Public Library’s project page) also have
that not only show the library construction
project at that moment but also how it looked on
any calendar day since the project started.
new OLC website is ideal for library and community
leaders looking for “best practices”
information on library construction.
Hall advises, “Project people [library
directors and city managers, among others] can
compare notes and see how other people handle
Hall says, “We’re really excited about
this new way to provide resources for our busy
customers…in the future we’ll be adding more
information about each project.
One idea in the works is asking each
library jurisdiction to write a ‘one-pager’
about the new library’s impact on the economic
development, or redevelopment, of the library’s
those who want to view a slide show that provides
an overview of all of the projects funded by the
Library Bond Act of 2000, there is also a
on the OLC homepage that has pictures of all 45
public libraries funded by the Act.
more information about the California State
Library’s Office of Library Construction or the
Library Bond Act of 2000 contact Richard B. Hall
at (916) 445-9604 or firstname.lastname@example.org.