Publication Date

Fall 2009

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)


Library and Information Science


Debra Hansen

Subject Areas

Library Science.; Information Science.; Architecture.


This research study identifies an active population of librarians and information management (IM) professionals and describes library and IM programs in architectural design firm offices in the United States. The levels of education, job titles, and duties of the professionals managing and assisting with the libraries and IM programs are clarified. Designated spaces, budgets, resources, systems, services, evaluation, and communication methods for the libraries and IM programs, are determined. The information needs of management and employees in the architecture firms are specified. The support materials the librarians and IM professionals utilize to administer their library and IM program's resources and services are ascertained. Librarians and IM professionals discuss whether they feel the existing professional literature, training materials, and other sources support their architectural IM work.