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 – Family
RFC – Family Concerns
B – Biography
T – Trinity
TF – Father/God
TS- Son/Jesus Christ
TH – Holy Spirit
YA – Young Adult
YAF – Young Adult Fiction
YAN – Young Adult Non-Fiction
+ -- Kids (7-12 reading level)
+F – Fiction
+N – Non-Fiction
++ -- Kids (>7 years old/non-readers)
BOARD – Kids (board books)
These ones I am fairly set on, as I did start using some, but I am having trouble with the rest....
The vision I am using is:
#1 Joining Christ (Deepening personal relationship/daily Christian living)
#2 Building Families (intake Word of God/Invest Families)
#3 Transforming Communities (serving community/sharing Christ)
Under the #1 I would have topics on the Trinity, personal growth books
Under #2 I would have the relationship section
Under #3 I would have community related books and missions
My question for all of you is what other subject/topic headers should I use? Or any subheaders you think I need? The kids-YA section will be in its own area so I don't need topics for those...maybe the YA, but not right now. I was also thinking about having a question shelf also (the good book company has several short books, booklets really, on topics like being gay, the holy spirit, is hell for real, is forgiveness really free, why bother with church, etc)...if I bought all those little booklets could I just label one shelf Questions? and then put them all together, even though they may otherwise be separated throughout the library?
Another side of this is that having books in topic sections would allow me to know what kinds of books we currently have, and which we need more of. Also, the subheaders, RM, RS, RFC, etc, would probably have a small label on the shelf, but relationships would be the bigger header. and Building Families would be the biggest at the top of that area.