Reorganizing Children's Non-fiction : A Dewey Hybrid Model

I came across an article in the ALSC blog on how one library has reorganized the shelving of Children's non-fiction book. Their idea is to select a small number of subjects and file books within those headings in Dewey order.

View:  http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2013/05/reorganizing-non-fiction-a-dew...

ALSC=Association for Library Service for Children

My thoughts: Seems like a good idea, but I feel that Church libraries probably don't have large collections of children's non-fiction. A change would not be worth the effort.

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Comment by Eva Nell Hunter on October 22, 2014 at 4:07pm

IIf children's books are classified using Dewey numbers, they should already be in that order, with the possible exception as to how that subject is treated.  A subject title along with the books on that subject would assist patrons to find other books on that subject.  I don't see that any re-arranging of the books would be necessary.

 

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