Using  the Bookstore Model  of Classification in an  Elementary School Library Holli Buchter, SVVSD District Librarian, Lo...
Collaborators-Who We Are 10/28/2011 ©
In this session you will learn... <ul><ul><li>Why the decision was made to use the bookstore model instead of the Dewey De...
Why did we choose the bookstore model for this library?        The visit to Anythink Public Libraries and their reasons fo...
The Picture Books <ul><li>Traditional Picture Book Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Red Hawk Picture Book Organization </li>...
The Process at  St. Vrain Valley School District 1.  The Roadblocks     Joe McBreen, CIO discusses District Support  for t...
The Process at Mackin <ul><ul><li>Cautious discussion and research, because we almost never say &quot;No.&quot;  </li></ul...
<ul><li>Moving Forward Together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8/26-Visit to Anythink Public Libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8...
Moving Forward Together Continued <ul><ul><li>4/1 Deadline to have the order and final grid to Mackin. </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Red Hawk Elementary  <ul><ul><li>The Collections :  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Picture Books </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><...
Red Hawk's Library Cyrus Weinberger  discusses  his vision of the library?  <ul><li>Young readers enjoying the picture boo...
Signage  10/28/2011 ©
Reactions  Cyrus Weinberger  discusses the response of parents & staff?     Staff Comments: &quot;The students are actuall...
Parent and Student comments:     &quot; My kindergartner does not need to ask for help to find the books she likes.  She k...
  Challenges <ul><ul><li>SVVSD Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In excess of 500 hours making designations(classi...
Data Collection <ul><ul><li>Looking for changes in book selection habits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baseline statistics on...
Initial Findings <ul><ul><li>Teachers and students say it is easy to find things.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase in ...
Initial Findings (cont)   Nonfiction:     Erie Elementary-26% chose a book in a new category     Black Rock Elementary-18%...
Moving forward.... <ul><ul><li>Plan under way to convert Erie Middle if this pilot is successful...                       ...
Interested in the News Coverage? http://www.timescall.com/news/longmont-local-news/ci_18517432 http://blog.schoollibraryme...
Want to continue this discussion? See us in the  Learning Commons Today at 3:30pm Also, you can contact us at:  Holli Buch...
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  1. 1. Using  the Bookstore Model  of Classification in an  Elementary School Library Holli Buchter, SVVSD District Librarian, Longmont, CO DeAnn Hoff, Mackin, Opening Day Collections Director Ann Weber, Mackin, Opening Day Collections Coordinator Ryan Thomas, Mackin, National Sales Director Twitter feed:  #redhawk    @Mackin_Talk    @shannonmmiller                         #AASL11   
  2. 2. Collaborators-Who We Are 10/28/2011 ©
  3. 3. In this session you will learn... <ul><ul><li>Why the decision was made to use the bookstore model instead of the Dewey Decimal System as a pilot in Red Hawk's Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About the process and timeline for implementation of this project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About the unique features of Red Hawk's Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About our initial statistical findings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About the community, staff, student and District reaction towards this library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>10/28/2011 ©
  4. 4. Why did we choose the bookstore model for this library?       The visit to Anythink Public Libraries and their reasons for  using the bookstore model.        Cyrus Weinberger, Principal discussing the bookstore model                            ©                                                                                               10/28/2011
  5. 5. The Picture Books <ul><li>Traditional Picture Book Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Red Hawk Picture Book Organization </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Process at  St. Vrain Valley School District 1.  The Roadblocks     Joe McBreen, CIO discusses District Support for the Project    2.  Vendor selection - Now that we know we want to do this. Who is going to help us?  10/28/2011 ©
  7. 7. The Process at Mackin <ul><ul><li>Cautious discussion and research, because we almost never say &quot;No.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can we do this? Breaking down our mental barriers.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who will be affected and how will it impact our staff? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should we do this? What are the negatives? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accepting the task. Mackin is about making life easier for our customers, in whatever form that takes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Addressing the &quot;Designation Dilemma.&quot; </li></ul></ul>10/28/2011 ©
  8. 8. <ul><li>Moving Forward Together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8/26-Visit to Anythink Public Libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8/27-Mackin approached via Sales Rep </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9/1- Mackin agrees to take this project on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9/1- District cataloger begins process of creating BISAC-based grid. The final version was completed 6 months later. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Norm  </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>10/28/2011 © <ul><ul><li>9/1-3/29-Title Selections-6031 titles </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Moving Forward Together Continued <ul><ul><li>4/1 Deadline to have the order and final grid to Mackin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4/1 to 7/11 Mackin works on preparing the collection for delivery. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5/31-7/15 Signage created </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6/16 Layout of the library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6/16 Adjustment of the grid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6/22 Import of the test records and resolution of the problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7/12-7/14 Imports of the production records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7/12 Collection delivered and shelved </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Red Hawk Elementary <ul><ul><li>The Collections :  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Picture Books </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By Genre-by author  </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By Title </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ready to Read </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By Title </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Broken out between Fiction and Nonfiction </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Fiction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By Genre-by author </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Fiction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  By Subject(beginning with Art) and then by Title </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exceptions: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>History-(broken out chronologically) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Biographies and Autobiographies-arranged in subject name order </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reference-our only library without a print version of the Encyclopedia </li></ul></ul></ul>10/28/2011 ©
  11. 11. Red Hawk's Library Cyrus Weinberger discusses his vision of the library?  <ul><li>Young readers enjoying the picture books during an open house </li></ul><ul><li>The very first books to be shelved without Dewey </li></ul>
  12. 12. Signage 10/28/2011 ©
  13. 13. Reactions Cyrus Weinberger discusses the response of parents & staff?     Staff Comments: &quot;The students are actually excited to use the library.  I have never seen this in any building I have worked at in Boulder Valley.&quot; &quot;I think this is a great, kid-friendly approach to the library.&quot; &quot;Very user friendly!&quot;   10/28/2011 ©
  14. 14. Parent and Student comments:     &quot; My kindergartner does not need to ask for help to find the books she likes.  She knows exactly which shelf to go to.&quot; &quot;All you have to know is the alphabet to find books in this library&quot; &quot;I want to shake your hand and thank you for opening the kind of library that you did. My child can easily find books she loves!&quot;             - this comment was made to me at a Red Hawk Open House. 10/28/2011 ©
  15. 15.   Challenges <ul><ul><li>SVVSD Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In excess of 500 hours making designations(classification of titles) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As the first public elementary school to pilot this, there was nobody to call for advice. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No classification system is perfect </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pirates </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multi genre fiction </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Finding duplications and making designation decisions.-the Warrior series </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  Mackin Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Programming for something totally different. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Retooling our processes in every department. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Figuring out new ways to sort and shelve.  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>' </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- </li></ul></ul></ul>10/28/2011 ©
  16. 16. Data Collection <ul><ul><li>Looking for changes in book selection habits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baseline statistics on all Erie Feeder System 4th graders last year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Following 5th graders this year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Observations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consultation with Keith Curry Lance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Statistics </li></ul></ul>10/28/2011 ©
  17. 17. Initial Findings <ul><ul><li>Teachers and students say it is easy to find things. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase in student checkouts for new categories. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empowered students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kindergarten & 1st grade easily able to navigate nonfiction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Very little use of online catalog </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data : </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fiction: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Erie Elementary-24% of 5th graders checked out a fiction book in a new category </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Black Rock Elementary-35% of 5th graders checked out a fiction book in a new category </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Red Hawk Elementary-100% of 5th graders checked out a book in a new category </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>10/28/2011 ©
  18. 18. Initial Findings (cont)   Nonfiction:     Erie Elementary-26% chose a book in a new category     Black Rock Elementary-18% chose a book in a new category     Red Hawk Elementary-55% chose a book in a new category 10/28/2011 ©
  19. 19. Moving forward.... <ul><ul><li>Plan under way to convert Erie Middle if this pilot is successful...                                                                               </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feeder Middle School for Red Hawk </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Initial plan was to do one feeder system at a time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No set deadline at this time </li></ul></ul></ul>10/28/2011 ©
  20. 20. Interested in the News Coverage? http://www.timescall.com/news/longmont-local-news/ci_18517432 http://blog.schoollibrarymedia.com/index.php/2011/07/23/would-your-elementary-library-work-better-if-you-scrapped-dewey-for-the-bookstore-model/ http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_18561610?IADID=Search-www.dailycamera.com-www.dailycamera.com 10/28/2011 ©
  21. 21. Want to continue this discussion? See us in the Learning Commons Today at 3:30pm Also, you can contact us at:  Holli Buchter [email_address] Twitter: @svvsdlibraries Facebook page: SVVSDlibraries Ryan Thomas 507-358-8540 [email_address] Twitter: ryancthomas1 10/28/2011 ©

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