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SOME DEWEY, SOME DON’T Illinois Library Association Annual Conference 2009 Peoria Civic Center October 8, 2009 Melissa Ric...
SOME DEWEY, SOME DON’T Illinois Library Association Annual Conference 2009 Peoria Civic Center October 8, 2009 Gail Borden...
<ul><li>35 miles, southwest of Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>District library serving 25,000  </li></ul><ul><li>Customer-focus...
Our Journey
2005 <ul><li>Service & space needs assessment study </li></ul><ul><li>Remodeled Youth Services shelving </li></ul><ul><li>...
2007 <ul><li>Dropped ANSCR </li></ul><ul><li>Remodeled Circulation </li></ul><ul><li>Customer-Focused Library Project </li...
Dropped ANSCR
Remodeled Circulation
Customer-Focused Library Project <ul><ul><li>Presentations & Practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Envirosell </li></ul></u...
PLA 2008 <ul><li>Maricopa County Public Library, AZ </li></ul><ul><li>Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS...
<ul><li>Converting to a word based classification system </li></ul><ul><li>Referring to  BISAC   (Book Industry Standards ...
<ul><li>Phase 1:  Planning & Design </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 2:  Shifting & Signage </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 3:  Conversion ...
Phase 1:  Planning & Design <ul><li>Designing a new floor layout </li></ul><ul><li>Weeding </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing </li...
Original Floor Plan
Proposed Layout:  July 2009
Phase 1:  Planning & Design <ul><li>Designing a new floor layout </li></ul><ul><li>Weeding </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing </li...
Phase 2:  Shifting & Signage
Phase 2:  Shifting & Signage
Phase 2:  Shifting & Signage
Phase 3:  Conversion <ul><li>Spine labels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How many lines or levels? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How m...
Spine Label Design
Phase 3:  Conversion <ul><li>Taxonomy   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project coordinators develop the skeleton </li></ul></ul><ul...
Cooking Collection <ul><li>Deconstructed </li></ul><ul><li>No “Ethnic” OR “Courses & Dishes” categories </li></ul><ul><li>...
Home Collection <ul><li>HOME </li></ul><ul><ul><li>APPLIANCES </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BUILDING </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
SWAN Catalog
Phase 3:  Conversion
Floor Plan:  August 2008
Floor Plan:  October 2008
Floor Plan:  December 2008
Floor Plan:  February 2009
Final Layout: September 2009
<ul><li>Adult Nonfiction, Audiobooks, DVDs, & Large Print completed on September 10, 2009 </li></ul>We’re Done!
Phase 4:  Analysis <ul><li>After the project is completed, we will evaluate the project’s success:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Who Else Is Doing It?
Subject Based, Dewey Free <ul><li>Maricopa County Library District, AZ </li></ul><ul><li>Seward Memorial Library, Seward, ...
Subject + Dewey <ul><li>Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library , Topeka, KS </li></ul><ul><li>Delta Township District Libr...
Italian Grill  by Mario Batali <ul><li>641.5 BATALI </li></ul><ul><li>641.5784 BATALI </li></ul><ul><li>FOOD 641.5784 </li...
<ul><li>Move Biography into Subject Collections  </li></ul><ul><li>Adult Reference </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Services Collec...
New Endcap Signs
FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT Melissa Rice Head of Adult Services 815.534.6177 [email_address] deweyfree.com
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  1. 1. SOME DEWEY, SOME DON’T Illinois Library Association Annual Conference 2009 Peoria Civic Center October 8, 2009 Melissa Rice, Head of Adult Services Frankfort Public Library District www.deweyfree.com
  2. 2. SOME DEWEY, SOME DON’T Illinois Library Association Annual Conference 2009 Peoria Civic Center October 8, 2009 Gail Borden Library District Karen Maki, Deputy Director Patricia Noonan William Blohm Carol Skelton Margaret Peebles www.ila.org/events/conference.htm
  3. 3. <ul><li>35 miles, southwest of Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>District library serving 25,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Customer-focused </li></ul><ul><li>Popular materials </li></ul><ul><li>Online reference </li></ul>We are…
  4. 4. Our Journey
  5. 5. 2005 <ul><li>Service & space needs assessment study </li></ul><ul><li>Remodeled Youth Services shelving </li></ul><ul><li>New concepts & library services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>London’s Idea Store </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delft’s DOK Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Richmond’s Ironwood Branch </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 2007 <ul><li>Dropped ANSCR </li></ul><ul><li>Remodeled Circulation </li></ul><ul><li>Customer-Focused Library Project </li></ul>
  7. 7. Dropped ANSCR
  8. 8. Remodeled Circulation
  9. 9. Customer-Focused Library Project <ul><ul><li>Presentations & Practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Envirosell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paco Underhill: Why We Buy </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. PLA 2008 <ul><li>Maricopa County Public Library, AZ </li></ul><ul><li>Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Converting to a word based classification system </li></ul><ul><li>Referring to BISAC (Book Industry Standards & Classification) as a guideline </li></ul>What are we doing?
  12. 12. <ul><li>Phase 1: Planning & Design </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 2: Shifting & Signage </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 3: Conversion </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 4: Analysis </li></ul>The Dewey Free Project
  13. 13. Phase 1: Planning & Design <ul><li>Designing a new floor layout </li></ul><ul><li>Weeding </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing </li></ul><ul><li>Time schedule </li></ul>
  14. 14. Original Floor Plan
  15. 15. Proposed Layout: July 2009
  16. 16. Phase 1: Planning & Design <ul><li>Designing a new floor layout </li></ul><ul><li>Weeding </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing </li></ul><ul><li>Time schedule </li></ul>
  17. 17. Phase 2: Shifting & Signage
  18. 18. Phase 2: Shifting & Signage
  19. 19. Phase 2: Shifting & Signage
  20. 20. Phase 3: Conversion <ul><li>Spine labels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How many lines or levels? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How much is too much information? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Font style, color, and size? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing a label template </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Spine Label Design
  22. 22. Phase 3: Conversion <ul><li>Taxonomy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project coordinators develop the skeleton </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monthly committee meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Main taxonomy document is open to everyone </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Cooking Collection <ul><li>Deconstructed </li></ul><ul><li>No “Ethnic” OR “Courses & Dishes” categories </li></ul><ul><li>COOKING </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AFRICAN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AMERICAN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>APPETIZERS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ASIAN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BEVERAGES </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Home Collection <ul><li>HOME </li></ul><ul><ul><li>APPLIANCES </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BUILDING </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CLEANING </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CONSUMER </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DECORATING </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BASEMENT </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BATHROOM </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BEDROOM </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 25. SWAN Catalog
  26. 26. Phase 3: Conversion
  27. 27. Floor Plan: August 2008
  28. 28. Floor Plan: October 2008
  29. 29. Floor Plan: December 2008
  30. 30. Floor Plan: February 2009
  31. 31. Final Layout: September 2009
  32. 32. <ul><li>Adult Nonfiction, Audiobooks, DVDs, & Large Print completed on September 10, 2009 </li></ul>We’re Done!
  33. 33. Phase 4: Analysis <ul><li>After the project is completed, we will evaluate the project’s success: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Circulation Statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patron comments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This analysis will tell us if we need to alter any of the </li></ul><ul><li>following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Signs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taxonomies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Layout </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. Who Else Is Doing It?
  35. 35. Subject Based, Dewey Free <ul><li>Maricopa County Library District, AZ </li></ul><ul><li>Seward Memorial Library, Seward, NE </li></ul><ul><li>Darien Public Library, Darien, CT </li></ul><ul><li>Rangeview Library District, Adams County, CO </li></ul><ul><li>Indian Prairie Public Library, Darien, IL </li></ul>
  36. 36. Subject + Dewey <ul><li>Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library , Topeka, KS </li></ul><ul><li>Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI </li></ul><ul><li>Gail Borden District Library, Elgin, IL </li></ul>
  37. 37. Italian Grill by Mario Batali <ul><li>641.5 BATALI </li></ul><ul><li>641.5784 BATALI </li></ul><ul><li>FOOD 641.5784 </li></ul><ul><li>Dewey: SWAN </li></ul><ul><li>Combo: Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI </li></ul><ul><li>COOKING INTL </li></ul><ul><li>COOKING ITALIAN Batali </li></ul>Combo: Gail Borden Library District <ul><li>COOKING AND ENTERTAINING 641.5784 Batali </li></ul>Subject: Frankfort Public Library District Subject: Maricopa County Library District, AZ Subject: Ridgeview Library District, CO <ul><li>COOKING INTNTL ITALIAN </li></ul>
  38. 38. <ul><li>Move Biography into Subject Collections </li></ul><ul><li>Adult Reference </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Services Collections </li></ul><ul><li>New Endcap signs </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Map </li></ul>Future Projects
  39. 39. New Endcap Signs
  40. 40. FRANKFORT PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT Melissa Rice Head of Adult Services 815.534.6177 [email_address] deweyfree.com
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