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Library review 4 & 5

  1. 1. Library Review<br />
  2. 2. Library Terms<br />Librarian Fiction <br />Nonfiction Biography <br />Spine CallNumber <br />Dewey Decimal System Shelf Marker <br />OPAC Keywords<br />Take a second to review these terms. Do you know what they mean?<br />
  3. 3. Librarian<br />A librarian is an information professional who<br />can help you find materials in the library. She<br />can also recommend a good read.<br />What is the name of your librarian?<br />
  4. 4. Fiction<br />Stories that are made up by authors, and are not<br />factual types of information are called fiction<br />books. When these books are in the library they<br />are arranged alphabetically by the author’s last<br />name.<br />Who is your favorite fiction author?<br />What would your call number be if you were a fiction author?<br />
  5. 5. Nonfiction<br />Nonfiction literature is based on fact. These<br />books have their own section in the library and<br />they are arranged by Dewey Decimal<br />Classification numbers.<br />What is your favorite type of book to check out from the nonfiction section?<br />
  6. 6. Biography<br />Biographies are books written about people’s<br />lives. They are located in the nonfiction section.<br />These books are arranged with a letter B followed by the subject’s last<br />name.<br />Who would you most want to read a biography about? What would the call number of that book be?<br />
  7. 7. Spine<br />The spine of a book holds the pages together.<br />It also shows the author’s name, the book title,<br />and the call number when it is sitting on a library<br />shelf. <br />
  8. 8. Call Number<br />The call number is located on the spine of the<br />book that lets you know where books belong in<br />the library. Some call numbers contain only<br />letters while others have a combination of<br />numbers and letters. <br />Which kinds of call numbers only contain letters?<br />Which kinds contain numbers and letters?<br />
  9. 9. Dewey Decimal System<br />The Dewey Decimal System is used by libraries<br />all over the world to classify nonfiction library<br />materials by subject. It divides all of knowledge<br />into ten main categories and further into more<br />specific numbers.<br />How many Dewey categories can you name?<br />
  10. 10. Shelf Marker<br />A shelf marker is a tool you use in the library to<br />hold the place of a book that you take off of the<br />shelf. When you are selecting a book to check<br />out you should always use a shelf marker.<br />
  11. 11. OPAC<br />The Online Public Access Catalog is the database<br />used for locating library materials. Library users<br />search the OPAC by looking up authors, titles, or<br />keywords. The OPAC can give you book<br />summaries, tell you if a book is available for<br />checkout, and the location of a book. <br />What is another name we might use for the OPAC in our library?<br />
  12. 12. Keywords<br />Keywords are words selected to type into a<br />search box. You will use keywords when you are<br />searching the OPAC for a book as well as when<br />you are using the internet. Good searchers<br />choose these words to carefully describe what<br />they are looking for.<br />What keywords would you use if you were searching for information about outer space?<br />