Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Dewey Or Don't We...That Is the Question.

I spend most of my professional time working as a high school teacher librarian. As I reorganize the fiction section into multiple genres, it is buying me time to think about the nonfiction section and whether or not I want to continue with Dewey or change to subject based headings.  As I ponder the themes from Knowledge Quest Nov./Dec. 2013 Dewey or Don't We, I want to share articles that I am using as guidance before I make a decision about the nonfiction collection.  Or can I make a move by starting with the 900’s, turning them into subject headings first and observe what happens?

A bit of history...would he want us to innovate and evolve past his system?

Various articles providing information about collection development.