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  • 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
  • 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
    • 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
    • Remodeled Youth Services shelving
    • New concepts & library services
      • London’s Idea Store
      • Delft’s DOK Library
      • Richmond’s Ironwood Branch
  • 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
  • Spine Label Design
  • 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
  • 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
    • 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
    • 641.5 BATALI
    • 641.5784 BATALI
    • FOOD 641.5784
    • Dewey: SWAN
    • Combo: Delta Township District Library, Lansing, MI
    • COOKING INTL
    • COOKING ITALIAN Batali
    Combo: Gail Borden Library District
    • COOKING AND ENTERTAINING 641.5784 Batali
    Subject: Frankfort Public Library District Subject: Maricopa County Library District, AZ Subject: Ridgeview Library District, CO
    • 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 [email_address] deweyfree.com