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For their new branch library, see how the Gail Borden Public Library District has chosen to make their collection more user-friendly by using a de-emphasized Dewey system and browsing categories. ...

For their new branch library, see how the Gail Borden Public Library District has chosen to make their collection more user-friendly by using a de-emphasized Dewey system and browsing categories. Discover which other libraries influenced this conversion, and see examples of a library that has gone Dewey-free.

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  • Some Dewey, Some Don’t
    A webinar by staff of the
    Gail Borden Public Library District
    For Nicolet Federated Library System
    October 21, 2010
  • Moderator: Patricia K. Noonan
    Speakers:
    Karen Maki
    William Blohm
    Carol Skelton
    Margaret Peebles
    Handouts at:
    http://www.slideshare.net/gailborden
  • Patricia K. Noonan
    Director, Access & Technical Services
    Gail Borden Public Library District
  • Influencing factors
    Adult collections
    Youth collections
    Rakow experience
    What we’ve learned
    Time for your questions
    Here’s what’s coming:
  • Karen Maki
    Deputy Director
    Gail Borden Public Library District
    Some of the pictures used during Ms. Maki’s talk are courtesy of Engberg Anderson, Inc., the architect of the Rakow Branch.
  • Gail Borden Public Library
    Elgin, Illinois
  • Richmond Public Library
    Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
    www.yourlibrary.ca
     
     
     
     
    Cate McNeely
    Deputy Chief Librarian
  • Ballard Branch Library
    Seattle, Washington
  • Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
    Why Do We Dewey webpage
    www.tscpl.org/dewey
  • William R. Blohm
    Reference Librarian & Collection Development Manager
    Gail Borden Public Library District
    • Population estimate for 2010: 70,604
    • Median household income in 2005: $84,657, compared with approximately $58,497 in the entire library district
    • Median age: 32.8 years, compared with 31.7 years in the entire district
    • Median home value: $209,102, compared with $217,478 in the entire district
    • Five elementary schools
    • Del Webb Edgewater, a gated, over-55 community of more than 1,000 homes just across the road.
    Demographic SummaryWithin a 3-mile radius of branch
  • NONFICTION RELATIVE USE
  • Initial Subject Bay Proposal, November 2006
    Six subject bays:
    Cookbooks (641)
    Self-Help (158 self-help, 650.1 personal success in business, 646 personal life, grooming, dating)
    Health, Diet & Exercise (613 personal health, diet & exercise, 616 diseases, possibly 618.92 pediatrics)
    Money (332 personal finance & investment, possibly 333 real estate ownership & management)
  • Initial Subject Bay Proposal, November 2006
    Home & Garden (635 gardening, 636 pets, 643.3-643.7 remodeling, 648 house cleaning, 710 garden design & landscaping, 747 interior decorating; cookbooks could be included here, although the number of them warrants their own collection)
    Relationships (306 marriage & family relationships, 646.77 dating could also go here)
  • 28 nonfiction categories
    For example: Food and Fitness, Pets, Arts and Crafts, Do-It-Yourself, That’s Entertainment!, etc.
    10 fiction categories
    For example: Thriller, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Horror, Inspirational, etc.
    Final Adult Subject Bay Categories
  • Carol Skelton
    Youth Services Collection Manager
    Gail Borden Public Library District
  • Margaret Peebles
    Director of Branch ServicesGail Borden Public Library District
    Rakow Branch
  • Where’s
    Dewey?
    Melvil Dewey 1851-1931
  • KEYWORD Subject Labels
    DEWEY Spine Labels
  • OTHERS ARE DEWEY-FREE
  • Some Dewey, Some Don’t ILA 2009 Peoria Civic Center Frankfort Public Library & Gail Borden Public Library
  • Dewey-Free Spine Labels
    • Deconstructed
    • No “Ethnic” OR “Courses & Dishes” categories
    • COOKING
    • AFRICAN
    • AMERICAN
    • APPETIZERS
    • ASIAN
    • BEVERAGES
    Frankfort’s Cooking Collection
    • HOME
    • APPLIANCES
    • BUILDING
    • CLEANING
    • CONSUMER
    • DECORATING
    • BASEMENT
    • BATHROOM
    • BEDROOM
    HOME COLLECTION
  • SIGNS, SIGNS, SIGNS
  • Comparing Catalogs: Italian Grill by Mario Batali
    Dewey: Gail Borden Main
    Dewey-Free: Frankfort Public Library
    • COOKING ITALIAN Batali
    • 641.5784 BATALI
    Combo: Rakow Branch Library
    Dewey-Free: Maricopa County Library District, AZ
    • COOKING INTL
    • COOKING AND ENTERTAINING 641.5784 Batali
    Combo: Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI
    Dewey-Free: Ridgeview Library District, CO
    • FOOD 641.5784
    • COOKING INTNTL ITALIAN
  • Customer Response…
  • Sept 2009 - Aug 2010
    Gate Count: 124,637 visits
    Circulation: 234,320 items
  • A Browser-Friendly Collection
  • People like to find their favorite genre.
  • And easily locate their interests.
  • SUCCESS!
  • What we’ve learned in a year
  • Seen on TV is very popular!
    998 owned in September 2010
    72% are checked out at any given time
  • “Seen On TV” call number table
  • Fewer Multiple Copies
  • Community Response is important
  • Questions?
    Karen Maki (Deputy Director) kmaki@gailborden.info
    William Blohm (Adult collections) wblohm@gailborden.info
    Carol Skelton (Youth collections) cskelton@gailborden.info
    Margaret Peebles (Branch manager) mpeebles@gailborden.info
    Handouts at http://www.slideshare.net/gailborden