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  • Go from this traditional library
  • To this untraditional library!
  • If an adult is having problems understanding your shelving, what chances do you students have?
  • 326.0973 – CIP ; 815.008 – other Lincoln speeches; 974.68 – history section on Lincoln’s presidency
  • 495.111 - Chinese language ; 895.283532 – Chinese literature
  • 306.46 - ; 660.6 -
  • Go from this traditional library

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  • Alabama Library Association April 2010
    FLIP YOUR SHELVING
    Kaskel Library, Hackley School
  • Alabama Library Association Meeting April 2010
    FLIP YOUR SHELVING
    The Unquiet Library, Creekview High School
  • What do patrons want?
    Alabama Library Association Meeting April 2010
  • We know what they want:
    Alabama Library Association Meeting April 2010
    http://truthpraiseandhelp.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/bookstore-interior3.jpg
    http://www.yespeaks.com/2009/03/borders-or-barnes-noble-same-really.html
  • A librarian’s perspective:
    Alabama Library Association Meeting April 2010
    I was quite the spy today at my local Barnes and Noble store. I went looking for Food Rules by Michael Pollan. I was by myself and took my time looking around…. I found some interesting books, and grabbed a few, but not the one I wanted. So I went to wait in line at the information counter. There were two people working there, a line of people and a ringing phone. One of the workers went off to help a customer and a man was left to answer phones and the people waiting in line. He was nice and helpful, and people had mostly questions about the location of particular books, like I did. He disappeared to get me the book, came back and was ready to answer more questions (I never did find out what section Food Rules is in).
    Next, I lingered by the information desk browsing my load of books. As I stood watching and listening, new people were constantly coming up to the counter and asking for titles. It made me wonder about all they hype the bookstore shelving idea gets in the library world. Does it really decrease the amount of questions and increase self service? I'll bet that nice young man at the information desk goes home exhausted at the end of every day - and this was a 3:00 on a Thursday! Imagine what a Saturday must be like.
    Elizabeth Abarbanal : http://archipelagoblog.blogspot.com/ : April 1, 2010
  • Another librarian’s perspective
    Alabama Library Association Meeting April 2010
    A public library has the ability to [do away with the Dewey Decimal System] as browsing is often a major driver in circulation; I think that the purpose of a school library is entirely different. I can't see successfully abolishing Dewey for a HS collection, and also feel that using Dewey is HS is important training for using college and university libraries, as the underlying conceptual framework nicely sets them up for success with LC.
    Karyn Silverman: e-mail to the HVLA e-list : May 18, 2010
  • On the other hand…
    Alabama Library Association Meeting April 2010
    • http://www.libraryjournal.com/MS2009Inductee/2140493365.html
  • Rethink Your Collection
    Alabama Library Association Meeting April 2010
  • Interfile REF, BIO, NF, multimedia
    Alabama Library Association Meeting April 2010
  • Create special sections
    Alabama Library Association Meeting April 2010
    Plays
    Science Experiments
    Poetry
  • What can you do?
    Alabama Library Association Meeting April 2010
    http://www.wordle.net/
  • Shelving Conundrums…
    http://www.thrall.org/dewey/
    Alabama Library Association Meeting April 2010
  • I’m lost!
    Alabama Library Association Meeting April 2010
    in the 909 world history section, there are a lot of Islamic and Arab history books sprinkled though out. Shouldn't they all be together?
    In the constitutional section, 342-347, there are a bunch of different books on the amendments by smith. Seems like they should all be together? Also the Supreme Court Milestones books, mostly written by Gold -seems like there is some overlap between 320-321 and 335 -there are such wildly different subjects contained in section 363. I find it very confusing.
    Hackley parent volunteer e-mails 1 Dec 2009 and 5 Jan 2010
  • 326.0973? 815.008? 974.68?
    Alabama Library Association Meeting April 2010
  • 495.111??? 895.283532???
    Alabama Library Association Meeting April 2010
  • 306.46?? 660.6??
    Alabama Library Association Meeting April 2010
  • Finding Aids
    Alabama Library Association Meeting April 2010
  • Too many systems…
    Alabama Library Association Meeting April 2010
  • HUH???
    Alabama Library Association Meeting April 2010
  • Add subject headings!
    Alabama Library Association Meeting April 2010
    Economics – General
    Economics – Sociological aspects
    Economics – Psychological aspects
    Economics
    Social Sciences – Sociology
    Popular Culture
    Business and Investing
    Popular Economics
    Economic history
  • Subject headings should make sense!
    Arthur, King  King Arthur
    Alabama Library Association Meeting April 2010
  • Can you read the signs?
    Alabama Library Association Meeting April 2010
    http://www.openingthebook.com
    http://raeco.com.au
  • Laura Pearle, Head Librarian Hackley School
    lpearle@gmail.com
    @@@VennLibrarian
    http://lpearle.wordpress.com
    http://www.hackleyschool.org/GoodhueLibrary
    lpearle.wordpress.com
    www.hackleyschool.org/GoodhueLibrary
    Alabama Library Association Meeting April 2010
    FLIP YOUR SHELVING