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Replacing the Dewey Decimal System with the bookstore model in an elementary school library.

Replacing the Dewey Decimal System with the bookstore model in an elementary school library.

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  • 1. Using  the Bookstore Model of Classification in an Elementary School Library Holli Buchter, District Librarian, St. Vrain Valley School District, Longmont, CO DeAnn Hoff, Mackin Educational Resources, Opening Day Collections Director Ann Weber, Mackin Educational Resources Opening Day Collections Coordinator Ryan Thomas, Mackin Educational Resources, National Sales Director
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    Collaborators 10/28/2011 ©
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      • Why the decision was made to use the bookstore model instead of the Dewey Decimal System as a pilot in Red Hawk's Library
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      • About the process and timeline for implementation of this project
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      • What the Red Hawk Elementary Library looks like
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      • About our Initial Findings
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      • About the community, staff, student and district reaction
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      • What our future plans are
    In this session you will learn... 10/28/2011 ©
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    • Why Did We Choose the bookstore model for this library? The visit to Anythink Public Libraries Empowers library users (students) Promotes browsing-increased usage of difficult to locate materials  Increased circulation, decreased reference desk needs    
    Cataloging support-Norm video clip about supportive of contract   © 10/28/2011
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    • 1) Starting on the BISAC-based Grid.-extremely customizable
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    •   2) Vendor selection - Now that we know we want to do this. Who is going to help us? 
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    The Process (St. Vrain Valley School Dist.) 10/28/2011 ©
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      • Cautious discussion and research, because we almost never say "No."
      • Can we do this? Breaking down our mental barriers. 
      • Who will be affected and how will it impact our staff?
      • Should we do this? What are the negatives?
      • Accepting the task. Mackin is about making life easier for our customers, in whatever form that takes.
      • Addressing the "Designation Dilemma."
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    The Process (Mackin)-Deann 10/28/2011 ©
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    • Moving Forward Together
      • Holli learns that she must designate the headings and begins creating lists.  
      • Agreeing on timelines and procedures. 
        • 8/26-Visit to Anythink Public Libraries
        • 8/27-Mackin approached via Sales Rep
        • 9/1- Mackin agrees to take this on
        • 9/1- District cataloger begins process of creating BISAC-based grid. The final version was completed 6 months later. 
        • 9/1-3/29-Title Selections-6031 titles
          • THE PHONE CALL
        • 4/1 Deadline to have the order and final grid to Mackin. 
        • 4/1 to 7/11 Mackin works on preparing the collection for delivery.
        • 5/31-7/15 Signage created
        • 6/16 Layout of the library
        • 6/16 Adjustment of the grid
        • 6/22 Import of the test records and resolution of the problems
        • 7/12-7/14 Imports of the production records
        • 7/12 Collection delivered and shelved. 
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      • Cataloging staff from Mackin and SVVSD in communication.
      • Ann and Holli work together to build the collection. Many phone calls. Many lists. Many hours.
      • Regular communication was key.  
    10/28/2011 ©
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      •      The Collections:
        • Picture Books
          • By Genre 
        • Graphic
          • By Title
        • Ready to Read
          • By Title
            • Broken out between Fiction and Nonfiction
        •   Fiction
          • By Genre
        • Non-Fiction
          •   By Subject(beginning with Art) and then by Title
          • Exceptions:
            • History-(broken out chronologically)
            • Biographies and Autobiographies-arranged in subject name order
        • Reference
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    Red Hawk Elementary- video 10/28/2011 ©
  • 9. Signage- put pic of library here...
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    10/28/2011 ©
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    • embed video of joanne mcneill
    • other comments-Joe's friend, staff comments, 5th grade comments
    Reactions 10/28/2011 ©
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      • In excess of 500 hours off the clock making designations(classification of titles)
      • As the first public elementary school to pilot this, there was nobody to call for advice.
      • No classification system is perfect
        • Pirates
        • Multi genre fiction
        • Finding duplications and making designation decisions.
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    •   Mackin Challenges
        • Programming for something totally different.
        • Retooling our processes in every department.
        • Figuring out new ways to sort and shelve. 
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    SVVSD Challenges 10/28/2011 ©
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      •   Keith Curry Lance consultation/plan
        • looking for changes in book selection
      • Baseline statistics on all Erie Feeder System 4th graders last year
      • Following 5th graders this year
      • Surveys
      • Observations
      • Statistics from online catalog
      • Consultation with Keith Curry Lance
    Data Collection 10/28/2011 ©
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      • Teachers and students say it is easy to find things.
      • Increase in student checkouts for new categories.
      • Empowered students
        • Kinders, 1st graders easily able to navigate nonfiction
        • Very little use of online catalog
        • Data :
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    Initial Findings 10/28/2011 ©
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      • Plan under way to convert Erie Middle if this pilot successful
        • Feeder Middle School for Red Hawk
        • Initial plan was to do one feeder system at a time
        • No set deadline at this time
    Moving forward.... 10/28/2011 ©
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    Questions 10/28/2011 ©
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    • Contact us:
    • Holli Buchter:
    • [email_address]
    • Twitter: @svvsdlibraries
    • Facebook page: SVVSDlibraries
    • Ryan Thomas:
    • [email_address]
    • Twitter: ryancthomas1
    Want to continue this discussion? See us in the Learning Commons Today at 3:30 or 10/28/2011 ©
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    • Norm's reaction
    ???? 10/28/2011 ©