Video: Melvil Dewey Raps
Based on yesterday’s post, and riding on the coattails of “Stuff White People Like“, I am strongly considering starting a new blog called “Stuff that Doesn’t Mix with Libraries”. Each post will describe something that rarely interacts with the world of public and school libraries. I thought Hip Hop would be one such thing. I was wrong.
Having honed his skills on the rough streets of Adams Center, NY, Melvil Dewey, father of the decimal system that has earned the respect of catalogers world wide, can flow. Via Stephen’s Lighthouse, the proof:
Is it just me or does it seem odd that Dewey has to use his computer to find the call number for specific topics?
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Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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