Amanda
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  • Monroe, WI
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Reorganizing Classification
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Hello again,I had asked about this before and decided that I am going to do a topic classification, no numbers at all.With that said I am having a bit of trouble on figuring out my topics...so far I…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Linda S Mar 8.

ebooks
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This question was last posed several years ago. Things have potentially changed, I am wondering what people use now? The cost for a small (~350 person) congregation?Thanks for any helpContinue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Paul Adams Jan 30.

Library organization
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Hello party people ;) I am wondering about how you organize your libraries? Do you use the dewey decimal system only or some other way? I am wondering because if I sort, for example, the different…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Linda S Feb 3.

Programs Ideas
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I am looking for programs my library could offer? Reading type programs for children, maybe a reading contest type thing geared toward adults, things along those lines. In addition, any other…Continue

Started this Q&A. Last reply by Debbie Jan 25.

 

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Amanda replied to the discussion 'Paid Church Librarians'
"Not"
Mar 30
Amanda replied to the discussion 'How to treat & label fiction books containing a story collection?'
"How do you categorize your nonfiction? I like how you are categorizing the adult fiction though, I think I'll borrow some of that idea for mine. Thanks for sharing :)"
Mar 30
Amanda replied to the discussion 'NonChristian fiction/novels - What have you added to your library over the years?'
"They have some transgender books that are award winners now, so make sure you look up what the book is about before you buy and stock"
Mar 30
Linda S replied to the discussion 'Reorganizing Classification'
"Did I cause confusion? The topics that I posted in the first post is based off of Dewey Decimal System as I understand it. I THOUGHT I was being helpful to go along with the original poster's pattern. Maybe not? I apologize if I stirred about…"
Mar 8
Amanda replied to the discussion 'Reorganizing Classification'
"Thanks, I'll check it out."
Mar 7
Carolyn J. Walker replied to the discussion 'Reorganizing Classification'
"I agree with Eva Nell.  Dewey has done all the work for you.  I think in time you will wish you had used Dewey.  You can help your congregation with shelf labels with topics like Easter, etc.  Your computer will help your…"
Mar 7
Morlee Maynard replied to the discussion 'Reorganizing Classification'
"You might consider the resource A Classification System for Church Libraries? Many librarians use this tool to help make Dewey work for church librarians. That may give you the topics you are looking for as well. "
Mar 4
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'Reorganizing Classification'
"Whoops - typing error.  God and the Holy Spirit should be 231."
Mar 3
Amanda replied to the discussion 'Reorganizing Classification'
"Thanks for that, I like that idea :D"
Mar 3
Amanda replied to the discussion 'Reorganizing Classification'
"Thanks for the prayer :) The previous librarian had made up a system that was a mix of dewey and something else, so I have to redo everything anyway, which is partly why I am doing it. The second part is when I looked up dewey I couldn't find…"
Mar 3
Amanda replied to the discussion 'Reorganizing Classification'
"You are going to be very disappointed as I will not reconsider. I want everyone to walk into the library and find books they want to read quickly. Dewey doesn't allow for that within Christian book topics, it's not broad enough. Also, the…"
Mar 3
Ann Lancaster replied to the discussion 'Reorganizing Classification'
"I use the Dewey Decimal System and find it very easy to classify books.  Besides having the DD classification number on the spines of the books, I also place shelf labels showing the root classification number and the topic header, such as…"
Mar 2
Linda S replied to the discussion 'Reorganizing Classification'
"Eva, what do you think of the following? Within the Dewey Decimal System, I started to put up shelf labels.  For instance, with "Private Worship" I have a label like the following:  Private Worship 248.3 I need to do the…"
Mar 2
Eva Nell Hunter replied to the discussion 'Reorganizing Classification'
"Why reinvent the wheel?   The Dewey Decimal Classification System works for all types of libraries.  People are very transient people and using this system allows one to be familiar with classification wherever they go.   …"
Mar 2
Linda S replied to the discussion 'Reorganizing Classification'
"It's quite a challenge --- Best wishes. I've been working on this too, but using the Dewey Decimal System with topics.  What about . . . something that I've been working on as well. . . hope it helps you to process. . . . I hope…"
Mar 1
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Reorganizing Classification

Hello again,I had asked about this before and decided that I am going to do a topic classification, no numbers at all.With that said I am having a bit of trouble on figuring out my topics...so far I have:R – Relationships          RM – Marriage          RD – Divorce          RP – Parenting          RPM – Mothers          RPF – Fathers          RS – Sexuality/Sex          RT – Dating          RF – FamilyRFC – Family ConcernsB – BiographyT – Trinity          TF – Father/God          TS- Son/Jesus…See More
Mar 1

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