[Library Media] Library Girl

Aleisa Arnold aleisa.arnold at ccsdut.org
Fri Dec 20 12:01:25 MST 2013


Thanks for this discussion. I originally loved the idea of abandoning Dewey
for genre-grouping.(I have done this to a small degree in my non-fiction by
separating out origami, magic, drawing, fairy tales, etc., and
re-cataloging series so they're together.) I thought it made so much
logical sense...and who doesn't love browsing at a bookstore? But I hadn't
thought about cross-genre fiction and some of the other issues raised. It
is great to see both sides from those in the trenches. Gives me a lot to
think about... Perhaps I am trying to fix something not broken?


On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 11:39 AM, Michelle Melville
<melvillefamily at msn.com>wrote:

> I ditched Dewey last school year and genre catalog non-fiction using
> BISAC.  I love that students who are inquiring about a topic can come in
> and find that section without using a computer or librarian.  We are set up
> like a book store.
> I originally catalogued fiction in genres, but ultimately got rid of it.
>  Too many cross-overs.  I don't want students who only sci-fi to miss out
> on a great sci-fi because it was placed in adventure.
>
> I would love to connect with anyone else in the state who has ditched
> Dewey!
>
> Michelle Melville
> HighMark Charter School
>
> On Dec 17, 2013, at 6:06 PM, "Fawn Morgan" <FMORGAN at dsdmail.net> wrote:
>
>  Colleagues,
>
>
>
> Here's a spitfire article from a passionate librarian. You probably have
> favorite library blogs as well, but library girl - the real person - is
> one  of my favorite contributors to LinkedIn. The article really hits too
> close to home for me; I just need to move on past some of my go-to topics
> of library conversation.
> http://www.librarygirl.net/2013/12/five-more-conversations-about-school.html
>
>
>
>
> I love the superwoman graphic as well. I can just visualize a superman or
> superwoman librarian jumping in to save the day. I like to think Friday
> night I was superwoman librarian here at Layton High as I went dumpster
> diving to save my UELMA conference planning binder from the dump. We have
> really efficient custodians here who don't like to see a box sitting around
> that could possibly be cleaned up. Seven o'clock at night, in the dark,
> under the headlights of my car and in bitter cold weather the custodian and
> I dived in and rescued the binder. Ta-da! Kudos to all the other librarians
> out there making heroic efforts!!
>
>
>
> Fawn
>
>
>
> Fawn B. Morgan
>
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Aleisa Arnold
Media Specialist
Wellsville Elementary
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