Link Du Jour: Does Dewey Work?
I’ve heard of public libraries doing away with the Dewey Decimal classification system in favor of a “bookstore model” of organizing titles, but never a school library.
School Library Monthly blog highlights one elementary school that is giving it a go. Here are my thoughts on the matter…
Patron: Where are all your paranormal romance books?
Me: (Cringe) Right this way!
Patron: Where are all your books by Jane Yolen?
Me: (Gesturing wildly toward the entire library) Somewhere … in … this … area.
Are you for or against ditching Dewey? Click the image below to read.
(Side note: no spine labels!)
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About Travis Jonker
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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