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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