Dewey or Don’t We?: Transitioning to a Deweyless Library
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- Originally aired 01/22/2014
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(Note: We had brief audio issues at the very beginning of the session.)
Have you heard about “The Bookstore Model” and wondered what all the fuss is about? Are you ready to ditch Dewey but feel intimidated? Join us as Logan MacDonald from Anythink Libraries, and Holli Buchter, Media Services Coordinator for the St. Vrain School District share their experiences with going Deweyless. Both of these presenters have taken a different approach to this concept in their libraries, and they look forward to sharing their insight, process and challenges in this endeavor.
Learning Outcomes: By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
- Identify potential strategies and partners in helping to transition part or all of their library collection to a “Bookstore Model.”
- Understand how this model has benefitted end users such as K-12 students and public library patrons.
Intended Audience: School and public librarians interested in rethinking how libraries organize and present their collections.
- Red Hawk Elementary Library Scraps Dewey Decimal System for Bookstore Model
- Would your elementary library work better if you scrapped Dewey for the bookstore model?
- St. Vrain Media Services Blog
- Using the Bookstore Model of Classification on an Elementary School Library (SlideShare)
- St. Vrain Valley School District Secures Copyright on New Library Classification System
- “The Dewey Dilemma” by Barbara Fister
- Anythink Tank
- BISG BISAC Subject Headings List
About Our Presenters
Logan MacDonald is the Collection Development Director for Anythink Libraries in Adams County, Colorado. In 2008, Logan helped develop WordThink, Anythink’s BISAC-based classification system that was implemented district-wide in 2009. Prior to joining Anythink, Logan worked for the Montrose Regional Library District in Montrose, Colorado, and University of Washington Libraries in Seattle. He is frequently introduced by colleagues as “The Man Who Killed Dewey.” E-mail: email@example.com