NCompass Live: What You Should Be 'Subjecting' Your Teens To: The Nonfiction Switch

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There has been a lot of debate recently over weeding out the Dewey Decimal System in exchange for a more patron- and browsing-friendly Subject Classification System. Can this really work? What are the …

There has been a lot of debate recently over weeding out the Dewey Decimal System in exchange for a more patron- and browsing-friendly Subject Classification System. Can this really work? What are the pros and cons of such a dramatic change? Join us to discover how the Teen Advisory Board of the La Vista Public Library implemented such a change in their teen department. This session will be presented by Lindsey Tomsu, the YA librarian, and Sarah Kreber, a member of the La Vista Public Library Teen Advisory Board, who played a huge part in making this project successful.

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  • 1. Lindsey Tomsu Haley Christensen Keyahna Wood Sarah Kreber
  • 2.  In the beginning . . . weeding in 2009 and 2010  November 2010 – TAB created  Weeding in 2010 - What teens said about NF  October 2011 – Stats dismal  What do I weed when nothing is going out?  November 2011 – Took the stats to TAB
  • 3. October 2010 - 2011 Teen Fiction Collection
  • 4. 1,990 Teen Fiction Books 5,136 Total Fiction Circulation
  • 5. 1,523 Individual Books Circulated 467 Individual Books Did Not
  • 6. 80% Circulation Rate of the Teen Fiction Collection Between October 2010 – October 2011
  • 7. October 2010 – 2011 Teen Nonfiction Collection
  • 8. 1,910 Teen NF Books 2,065 Total NF Circulation
  • 9. 805 Individual Books Circulated 1,105 Individual Books Did Not
  • 10. Of the 1,910 NF books: 1,539 were General NF 371 were Graphic Novels/Manga Series
  • 11. Of the 371 GNM, 336 of these books circulated accounting for 1,376 of the NF circ total (70%) Of the 1,539 other NF books, 469 of these circulated accounting for 689 of the NF circ total (30%) With 336 of the 371 GNM collection moving, the total circ of just that small part of the collection was 90%
  • 12. Which meant . . . Only 42% of the entire NF collection circulated
  • 13.  Heavily weed the collection getting rid of “dead” books (which would have been more than 1,000 books)  Heavily weed the NF and be more high- interest  Make the NF area GNM only and move all other books to children/adult collections  Move from Dewey to Subject Classification
  • 14.  Weeding low-interest books  Meeting with vendors and looking at catalogs for new high-interest books  Developing a subject classification system  Categorizing the remaining books  Making new signage  Weeding the old books  Shifting the collection  Physically changing the labels  Checking out books under the new system  Continued maintenance
  • 15.  Graphic Novels and Manga moved from 741.5 to a prominent spot at the beginning of the teen nonfiction area.  Given a whole new category in the catalog: GNM  To save space and make the area more interesting to the eye, large series were “pancaked”
  • 16.  ART (Art)  BAB (Babysitting)  COO (Cooking)  CRA (Crafts)  DIS (Diseases & Disorders)  EDU / FIN (Education & Finance)  FIL / MUS (Animation/Film/Music)  GAM / TEC (Gaming & Technology)  GEO (Geography)  GOV (Government)  HEA / BEA / FAS (Health, Beauty & Fashion)  HIS (History)  HOL (Holocaust)  MYT / PAR (Mythology & Paranormal)  POP (Pop Culture)  REA (Real Life Topics)  REL (Relationships)  SOC (Social Science)  SPO (Sports)  STA (States)  WRI / LIT / LAN (Writing, Literature & Language)
  • 17.  SCI = Science  Broken into 10 subdivisions  SCI-AST = Astronomy  SCI-BOT = Botany  SCI-CHE = Chemistry  SCI-EAR = Earth Science  SCI-ENV = Environmental Science  SCI-GEO = Geology  SCI-HUM = Human Anatomy  SCI-LIF = Life Sciences  SCI=PHY = Physics  SCI-ZOO = Zoology
  • 18.  The switch was completed during Christmas vacation in December 2011.  In just one month nearly 300 books (nearly 50% of the previous year’s whole circulation number for non-GNM NF books) went out.
  • 19. October 2011 – October 2012 Circulation in the new NF area
  • 20. 1,487 Books in Teen NF Collection 3,339 Total NF Circulation
  • 21. Of those 1487 books . . . 1,012 circulated 475 did not (this includes 100 brand new books) Much better than 1,105
  • 22. Total Circulation of the Teen NF Collection: 2010 – 2011 = 40% 2011 – 2012 = 70% Switching to subject weeded out the books gathering dust and made a more high- interest collection ultimately increasing circulation 30%
  • 23.  Potential Topics:  Why was the collection suffering  Why we went with subject classification  How we made the system work  How other staff members and patrons felt  How the teens felt  Open Q&A panel with TAB members
  • 24. Lindsey Tomsu & Members of the TAB Teen Coordinator La Vista Public Library 9110 Giles Road La Vista, NE 68128 402-537-3900 ltomsu@cityoflavista.org