What is a library?• Collection of books• Includes digital resources and films• Contains collections of audio, visual and print materials• Provides a place of silence for users• Stockroom of knowledge and ideas• Heart of the school
REFERENCEPERIODICALS RESERVED BOOKS SECTIONS OF THE LIBRARY GENERAL FILIPINIANA CIRCULATION
SECTIONS OF THE LIBRARY• Circulation – contains the general collection of books, fiction and nonfiction, which the students can borrow for home use• Reserved Section – books that may be requested by some teachers to be made available for their students but for a short period of time only• Periodical – magazines, newspapers and journals
SECTIONS OF THE LIBRARY• Reference Section – books containing specific facts and information about anything in this world – Encyclopedia – Dictionary – Biographical dictionary – Yearbook or annuals – Atlas – Almanac – Gazetteer – Indexes – Bibliography – Directories
SECTIONS OF THE LIBRARY• Filipiniana Section --- books authored by Filipinos• Audiovisual Room --- optional section of the library where a variety of machines for listening or viewing may be kept• Materials Center – When a student wants to make his class projects and some special activities not needing books, he can go to this area.
• developed by Melville Dewey Dewey in 1876 Decimal • Classify books using numbersClassification • Divided into 10 categories • Used in big libraries Library of • Classify books using Congress letters System • Divided into 24 categories
DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM• 000-099 – Computer science, information and general works• 100-199 – Philosophy and psychology• 200-299 – Religion• 300-399 – Social sciences• 400-499 – Language• 500-599 – Science (including mathematics)• 600-699 – Technology and applied Science• 700-799 – Arts and recreation• 800-899 – Literature• 900-999 – History, geography, and biography
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION• A - General Works • L – Education• B - Philosophy, Psychology, and • M – Music Religion • N - Fine Arts• C - Auxiliary Sciences of History • P - Language and Literature• D - General and Old World • Q – Science History • R – Medicine• E - History of America • S – Agriculture• F - History of the United States and British, Dutch, French, and • T – Technology Latin America • U - Military Science• G- • V - Naval Science Geography, Anthropology, and • Z - Bibliography, Library Recreation Science, and General• H - Social Sciences Information Resources• J - Political Science• K – Law
KINDS OF MATERIALS• Reference books• Books of fiction• Biographies/autobiographies• Magazines and newspapers• Government reports• Pamphlets and clippings• Audio-visual materials
THE CARD CATALOG• Index to the collection of books in the library• Used in locating books• 3 x 5 inch cards arranged alphabetically• Filed in chest drawers
Title cardAuthor Subject card card Types of card catalog
Other sources of information:• CD-ROM (Read Only Memory) Facility• World Wide Web (www) or Internet• Electronic Mail or E-mail
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