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  1. 1. Introduction Who is the audience? • Grade Levels 3-5 • Library Classes • This will serve as an introduction to the Dewey Decimal System Objectives • The learner will be able to understand the Dewey Decimal System and how it applies to a library. • The learner will be able to identify the various genres of books and will be able to define them • The learner will be able to understand how to organize and find specific books located in a library • The learner will be able to classify books by genre • Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations
  2. 2. Understanding Our School’s Library (Click on a Picture Below to Find Out More) Genres Dewey Decimal System Classification of Books
  3. 3. What is This Dewey Decimal System That You Speak Of? • Melvil Dewey created the Dewey Decimal System in 1876 to help us find books in our library. • The Dewey Decimal Classification System is a system that classifies or categorizes nonfiction books into ten main categories. These parts are divided into ten genres and the use of decimals allows for additional categories. • A book is assigned a Dewey number based on its subject or genre. • In most libraries the Dewey number and the first three letters of the author's last name become the book's call number. Nonfiction books are arranged numerically on the shelves according to Dewey Decimal System, ranging from 001 to 999. Next
  4. 4. Categories of the Dewey Decimal System Over the next 10 slides, we will take a look at the 10 categories of the Dewey Decimal System and what books you can find within each category. Are you ready for some Dewey Fun? Pay close attention because you will have a fun quiz to take at the end . Next
  5. 5. 000’s Section– General Subjects • 000 Computers, Loch Ness, Bigfoot, UFOs, Aliens • 020 Libraries • 030 Encyclopedias & World Record Books • 060 Museums • 070 Newspapers Next
  6. 6. 100’s Section- PHILOSOPHY • 130 Ghosts, Witches & the Supernatural • 150 Optical Illusions, Feelings • 170 Emotions, Values, Animal Rights Next
  7. 7. 200’s Section- RELIGION • 220 Bible Stories • 290 Mythology, World Religions Next
  8. 8. 300’s Section- SOCIAL SCIENCES • 300 Social Issues - immigration, racism, World Cultures • 310 Almanacs • 320 Government • 330 Money, Working • 340 Court System, Famous Trials • 350 Armed Forces – Army, Navy, Air Force, etc. • 360 Drugs, Environmental Issues, Titanic, Police, Firefighters • 370 Schools • 380 Transportation • 390 Holidays, Folktales, Fairy Tales Next
  9. 9. 400’s Section- LANGUAGES • 410 Sign Language • 420 Dictionaries, Grammar • 430 German Language • 440 French Language • 450 Italian Language • 460 Spanish Language • 490 Hieroglyphics, Japanese Language Next
  10. 10. 500’s Section- SCIENCE AND MATH (This is a long section ) • 500 Science Experiments, Science Sets, • 510 Mathematics • 520 Stars, planets, astronomy, space • 530 Physical Science - force & motion, electricity, magnetism, light • 540 Chemistry, Atoms & Molecules, Rocks and Minerals • 550 Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Weather, Hurricanes, Tornadoes • 560 Dinosaurs, Prehistoric Animals, Fossils • 570 Forests, Rain Forests, Deserts, Mountains, Oceans, Evolution • 580 Plants, Flowers & Trees • 590 Animals & Insects • 592 Worms, Invertebrates • 593 Corals, Sea Invertebrates • 594 Seashells, Snails, Octopus • 595 Insects, Spiders • 597 Fish, Frogs, Toads, Reptiles, Amphibians, Snakes • 598 Birds Next • 599 Mammals of the Land and Ocean, Whales
  11. 11. 600’s Section- PEOPLE USING SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY • 600 Inventions • 610 Human body, Health • 620 Rockets, Trains, Cars, Trucks • 630 Farming, Farm Animals, Cats, Dogs, Pets, Horses • 640 Cookbooks, Sewing • 650 Secret Codes • 660 How Food is made • 670 Paper Making • 680 Woodworking • 690 Building Next
  12. 12. 700’s Section- ARTS and RECREATION • 710 Art Appreciation, History of Art • 720 Houses, Buildings • 730 Origami, Paper Crafts • 740 Drawing, Crafts, • 750 Painting • 760 Printing • 770 Photography • 780 Music • 790 Sports, Games, Magic, I Spy, Camping, Fishing, Racing, Hunting Next
  13. 13. 800’s Section- LITERATURE • 810 Poetry, Plays, Jokes & Riddles • 820 Shakespeare • 860 Poetry in Spanish • 890 Japanese Poetry, Haiku Next
  14. 14. 900’s Section- GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY • 910 Explorers, Atlases • 920 Flags, People (Biography) • 930 Archeology, Ancient Civilizations • 940 Knights, Castles, World Wars, European Countries • 950 Asian & Middle Eastern Countries • 960 African Countries • 970 North & Central American Countries, Native American Tribes, American History, States • 980 South American Countries • 990 Pacific Islands, Australia, Hawaii, Arctic, Antarctica Quiz Next
  15. 15. Classifying Books in the Library • In our library books are classified (or arranged) on the shelves in the library by the books call numbers. • The call number is a group of numbers and/or letters put together to tell you where you can find a specific book in the library. Next
  16. 16. Call Numbers • Call numbers can be found at the bottom of the book on the book’s spine. This will help you to find your books quicker. Once you've looked up your call number using OPAC, it's time to go find your book! Hi! I am the spine of a book. My call number is here. 479.2 Quiz CAL Next
  17. 17. Nonfiction Books Nonfiction books are arranged in the library using the Dewey Decimal System. A Dewey number always has 3 numbers to the left of the decimal. To the right, there is no limit on the amount of numbers. The more numbers to the right of the decimal, the more specific a subject is going to be. Quiz Next
  18. 18. Fiction Books Fiction books are organized using call numbers that are actually letters. They are organized in ABC order by the first 2-3 letters of the author’s last name. For Example, you would find a book written by R.L. Stine in the S section under the letters Sti. Quiz Next
  19. 19. Funky Fiction There are actually 2 fiction sections in our library. The Easy Reader Section and the Fiction Section. • The Easy Reader Section is made up of fictional picture books (and no, not all of them are easy to read). • The Fiction Section is made up of fictional chapter books. Quiz Next
  20. 20. • In the Easy Reader Section the call numbers (which are the first 2-3 letters of the authors last name) will have a capital “E” above the book’s call number. The “E” stands for… • Like This E Quiz SEU Next
  21. 21. • In the Fiction Section the call numbers (which are the first 2-3 letters of the authors last name) will have a capital “F” above the book’s call number. The “F” stands for… • Like This F Quiz Sti Next
  22. 22. Biographies A biography’s call numbers are a little bit different. Sometimes you can find biographies located in the 920’s section OR (like our library) we have our own biography section. Tell me more… Quiz Next
  23. 23. What is a Biography??? • A biography is a factual book about someone’s life. Usually the person the book is written about is someone famous. Quiz Next
  24. 24. • Biographies are arranged in the library by the first 2-3 letters of the person who the book is about’s last name. On top of these call numbers you will find a letter “B” for… • Like this B Par Quiz Next
  25. 25. You can find every book in the library the exact same way on the shelf. They are all in order, by their call numbers the same way on the bookshelf as we read a book. Confused? All books are in order from the top shelf to the bottom shelf, moving left to right. Next Quiz
  26. 26. Fiction vs. Nonfiction • Fiction books and stories are made up by the author and are not true. Again, these books can be found in the Easy Reader or Fiction section of our library in ABC order by the author’s last name. • Nonfiction books are books that are about real people, things events or places. These books can be found in our library using the Dewey Decimal System. Quiz Next
  27. 27. OPAC • At our school, we have a computer program that will help you to locate books in our library. This system is called OPAC. • OPAC stands for online public access catalog. • Click on the computer above to access OPAC. Quiz Next
  28. 28. OPAC You can use OPAC to search for books in our library by the book’s author, Key words about the book, the books title, subject, series, call number or category. Quiz Next
  29. 29. Try It! • Click on the computer below and try searching for a book by Barbara Park. You will need to type in the authors name like this; Park, Barbara. • Make sure you click author after you type in the author’s name . Next
  30. 30. Try It! • Look to the left, how many books written by this author do we have in our library? a. 64 b. 2 c. 28 d. 14 Next
  31. 31. Click on the Author’s Name • What are the call numbers of MOST of the books by this author? a. F Par b. 579.21 c. E Par d. What’s a call number? Next
  32. 32. • What book series does this author write? a. Goosebumps b. Junie B. Jones c. My Weird School d. Michigan Chillers Next
  33. 33. Click on Is Not a Crook • How many copies of this book do we own in our library? a. 1 b. 2 c. 3 d. 4 Next
  34. 34. • Does our school have an Accelerated Reader Test on this book? a. Yes  b. No  Next
  35. 35. You Got It!!! Back To Question
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  37. 37. You Got It!!! Back To Question
  38. 38. Sorry, Try Again! Back To Question
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  41. 41. Are You Ready To Test What You’ve Learned??? HERE WE GO… Next
  42. 42. Quiz How many categories are in the Dewey Decimal System? a. 7 b. 10 c. 12 d. 15 Next
  43. 43. What Sections of the Library Can You Find Fiction Books In? a. The Dewey Decimal Section and The Fiction Section b. The Easy Reader Section and The Fiction Section c. The Non-Fiction and Fiction Section Next
  44. 44. What Books Are Arranged in Our Library Using the Dewey Decimal System? a. Fiction b. Biographies c. Non-Fiction d. Both b and c Next
  45. 45. What Does OPAC Stand For? a. Online Public Access Catalog b. Online Public Agreement Cites c. Online Processing And Citing d. Online People Across the Country Next
  46. 46. What Section in Our Library Would I Look For Cookbook? a. 400’s b. 500’s c. 600’s d. 700’s Next
  47. 47. You Did It!!! Let’s Do the Dewey Dance to Celebrate!!!