YALSA Institute: Flip Your Shelving

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A presentation giving at YALSA's Midwinter Institute (Jan 2010); talks about how to rethink your collection in terms of placement of items, Dewey and subject headings.

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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
  • YALSA Institute: Flip Your Shelving

    1. 1. FLIP YOUR SHELVING<br />Kaskel Library, Hackley School<br />YALSA Midwinter Institute 2010<br />
    2. 2. FLIP YOUR SHELVING<br />The Unquiet Library, Creekview High School<br />YALSA Midwinter Institute 2010<br />
    3. 3. What do patrons want?<br />YALSA Midwinter Institute 2010<br />
    4. 4. We know what they want:<br />YALSA Midwinter Institute 2010<br />http://truthpraiseandhelp.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/bookstore-interior3.jpg<br />http://www.yespeaks.com/2009/03/borders-or-barnes-noble-same-really.html<br />
    5. 5. Rethink Your Collection <br />YALSA Midwinter Institute 2010<br />
    6. 6. Interfile REF, BIO, NF, multimedia <br />YALSA Midwinter Institute 2010<br />
    7. 7. Create special sections<br />YALSA Midwinter Institute 2010<br />Plays<br />Science Experiments<br />Poetry<br />
    8. 8. What can you do?<br />YALSA Midwinter Institute 2010<br />http://www.wordle.net/<br />
    9. 9. Shelving Conundrums…<br />http://www.thrall.org/dewey/<br />YALSA Midwinter Institute 2010<br />
    10. 10. I’m lost!<br />in the 909 world history section, there are a lot of Islamic and Arab history books sprinkled though out. Shouldn&apos;t they all be together?<br />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.<br />(HPA volunteer e-mails 1 Dec 2009 and 5 Jan 2010)<br />YALSA Midwinter Institute 2010<br />
    11. 11. 326.0973? 815.008? 974.68?<br />YALSA Midwinter Institute 2010<br />
    12. 12. 495.111??? 895.283532???<br />YALSA Midwinter Institute 2010<br />
    13. 13. 306.46?? 660.6??<br />YALSA Midwinter Institute 2010<br />
    14. 14. Finding Aids<br />YALSA Midwinter Institute 2010<br />
    15. 15. Too many systems…<br />YALSA Midwinter Institute 2010<br />
    16. 16. HUH???<br />YALSA Midwinter Institute 2010<br />
    17. 17. Add subject headings!<br />Economics – General<br />Economics – Sociological aspects<br />Economics – Psychological aspects<br />Economics<br />Social Sciences – Sociology<br />Popular Culture<br />Business and Investing<br />Popular Economics<br />Economic history<br />YALSA Midwinter Institute 2010<br />
    18. 18. Can you read the signs?<br />YALSA Midwinter Institute 2010<br />http://www.openingthebook.com<br />http://raeco.com.au<br />
    19. 19. FLIP YOUR SHELVING<br />Laura Pearle, Head Librarian Hackley School<br />lpearle@gmail.com<br />lpearle.wordpress.com<br />www.hackleyschool.org/GoodhueLibrary<br />YALSA Midwinter Institute 2010<br />

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