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Library review  4 & 5
Library review  4 & 5
Library review  4 & 5
Library review  4 & 5
Library review  4 & 5
Library review  4 & 5
Library review  4 & 5
Library review  4 & 5
Library review  4 & 5
Library review  4 & 5
Library review  4 & 5
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  • 1. Library Review
  • 2. Library Terms
    Librarian Fiction
    Nonfiction Biography
    Spine CallNumber
    Dewey Decimal System Shelf Marker
    OPAC Keywords
    Take a second to review these terms. Do you know what they mean?
  • 3. Librarian
    A librarian is an information professional who
    can help you find materials in the library. She
    can also recommend a good read.
    What is the name of your librarian?
  • 4. Fiction
    Stories that are made up by authors, and are not
    factual types of information are called fiction
    books. When these books are in the library they
    are arranged alphabetically by the author’s last
    Who is your favorite fiction author?
    What would your call number be if you were a fiction author?
  • 5. Nonfiction
    Nonfiction literature is based on fact. These
    books have their own section in the library and
    they are arranged by Dewey Decimal
    Classification numbers.
    What is your favorite type of book to check out from the nonfiction section?
  • 6. Biography
    Biographies are books written about people’s
    lives. They are located in the nonfiction section.
    These books are arranged with a letter B followed by the subject’s last
    Who would you most want to read a biography about? What would the call number of that book be?
  • 7. Spine
    The spine of a book holds the pages together.
    It also shows the author’s name, the book title,
    and the call number when it is sitting on a library
  • 8. Call Number
    The call number is located on the spine of the
    book that lets you know where books belong in
    the library. Some call numbers contain only
    letters while others have a combination of
    numbers and letters.
    Which kinds of call numbers only contain letters?
    Which kinds contain numbers and letters?
  • 9. Dewey Decimal System
    The Dewey Decimal System is used by libraries
    all over the world to classify nonfiction library
    materials by subject. It divides all of knowledge
    into ten main categories and further into more
    specific numbers.
    How many Dewey categories can you name?
  • 10. Shelf Marker
    A shelf marker is a tool you use in the library to
    hold the place of a book that you take off of the
    shelf. When you are selecting a book to check
    out you should always use a shelf marker.
  • 11. OPAC
    The Online Public Access Catalog is the database
    used for locating library materials. Library users
    search the OPAC by looking up authors, titles, or
    keywords. The OPAC can give you book
    summaries, tell you if a book is available for
    checkout, and the location of a book.
    What is another name we might use for the OPAC in our library?
  • 12. Keywords
    Keywords are words selected to type into a
    search box. You will use keywords when you are
    searching the OPAC for a book as well as when
    you are using the internet. Good searchers
    choose these words to carefully describe what
    they are looking for.
    What keywords would you use if you were searching for information about outer space?