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Michigan Library Association Annual Conference 2009

Michigan Library Association Annual Conference 2009

Presentation with Stephanie Conarton, Library Service Coordinator, Delta Township District Library

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  • Dewey or don’t we: making library collections more accessible
    Michigan Library Association
    Annual Conference 2009Lansing Conference Center
    November 5, 2009
    Melissa Rice, Head of Adult Services
    Frankfort Public Library District
    www.deweyfree.com
    www.slideshare.net/fpld
  • Dewey or don’t we: making library collections more accessible
    Stephanie Conarton
    Library Services Coordinator
    Delta Township District Library
    Presentation
    • 35 miles, southwest of Chicago
    • District library serving 25,000
    • Customer-focused
    • Popular materials
    • Online reference
    We are…
  • Our Journey
  • 2005
    • Service & space needs assessment study
    • New concepts & library services
    • London’s Idea Store
    • Delft’s DOK Library
    • Richmond’s Ironwood Branch
    • Remodeled Youth Services shelving
  • 2007
    • Dropped ANSCR
    • Remodeled Circulation
    • Customer-Focused Library Project
  • Dropped ANSCR
  • Remodeled Circulation
  • Customer-Focused Library Project
    • Presentations & Practices
    • Envirosell
    • Paco Underhill: Why We Buy
  • PLA 2008
    • Maricopa County Public Library, AZ
    • Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS
    • Converting to a word based classification system
    • Referring to BISAC (Book Industry Standards & Classification) as a guideline
    What are we doing?
    • Phase 1: Planning & Design
    • Phase 2: Shifting & Signage
    • Phase 3: Conversion
    • Phase 4: Analysis
    The Dewey Free Project
  • Phase 1: Planning & Design
    • Designing a new floor layout
    • Weeding
    • Staffing
    • Time schedule
  • Original Floor Plan
  • Proposed Layout: July 2009
  • Phase 1: Planning & Design
    • Designing a new floor layout
    • Weeding
    • Staffing
    • Time schedule
  • Phase 2: Shifting & Signage
  • Phase 2: Shifting & Signage
  • Phase 2: Shifting & Signage
  • Phase 3: Conversion
    • Spine labels
    • How many lines or levels?
    • How much is too much information?
    • Font style, color, and size?
    • Designing a label template
    • SUBJECT
    • CATEGORY
    • Author
  • Spine Label Design
  • Catalog
  • Phase 3: Conversion
    • Taxonomy
    • Project coordinators develop the skeleton
    • Monthly committee meeting
    • Main taxonomy document is open to everyone
  • Cooking Collection
    • Deconstructed
    • No “Ethnic” OR “Courses & Dishes” categories
    • COOKING
    • AFRICAN
    • AMERICAN
    • APPETIZERS
    • ASIAN
    • BEVERAGES
  • Home Collection
    • HOME
    • APPLIANCES
    • BUILDING
    • CLEANING
    • CONSUMER
    • DECORATING
    • BASEMENT
    • BATHROOM
    • BEDROOM
  • Phase 3: Conversion
  • Floor Plan: August 2008
  • Floor Plan: October 2008
  • Floor Plan: December 2008
  • Floor Plan: February 2009
  • Final Layout: September 2009
    • Adult Nonfiction, Audiobooks, DVDs, & Large Print completed on September 10, 2009
    We’re Done!
  • Phase 4: Analysis
    After the project is completed, we will evaluate the project’s success:
    • Circulation Statistics
    • Surveys
    • Patron comments
    This analysis will tell us if we need to alter any of the
    following:
    • Signs
    • Taxonomies
    • Layout
  • Who Else Is Doing It?
  • Subject Based, Dewey Free
    • Maricopa County Library District, AZ
    • Seward Memorial Library, Seward, NE
    • Darien Public Library, Darien, CT
    • Rangeview Library District, Adams County, CO
    • Indian Prairie Public Library, Darien, IL
  • Subject + Dewey
    • Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS
    • Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI
    • Gail Borden District Library, Elgin, IL
  • Italian Grill by Mario Batali
    Dewey: SWAN
    Subject: Frankfort Public Library District
    • 641.5 BATALI
    • 641.5784 BATALI
    • COOKING ITALIAN Batali
    Combo: Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI
    Subject: Maricopa County Library District, AZ
    • FOOD 641.5784
    • COOKING INTL
    Subject: Ridgeview Library District, CO
    Combo: Gail Borden Library District
    • COOKING AND ENTERTAINING 641.5784 Batali
    • COOKING INTNTL ITALIAN
    • Move Biography into Subject Collections
    • Adult Reference
    • Youth Services Collections
    • New Endcap signs
    • Interactive Map
    Future Projects
  • New Endcap Signs
  • Frankfort Public Library District
    Melissa Rice
    Head of Adult Services
    815.534.6177
    mrice@frankfortlibrary.org
    deweyfree.com
    slideshare.net/fpld