Is your library considering a new approach to shelving? Genre shelving, or dumping Dewey, is a new trend in libraries. Here are some resources to help you with your project!
- Dumping Dewey Web Course (September 25, 2015)
- VLA presentation: Nancy Daigle (Thatcher Brook Primary), Jessica Summer & Amanda Perry (Winooski Memorial Library) - These slides are from a VLA presentation from both a public and school library perspective. There are many resources linked here.
- Video: Thad Gembczynski (Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, Jericho) - DRML did not reorganize their entire picture book collection, but they use a nice labeling system.
- Video: Kathy Dulac (Milton Public Library) - Milton has completely reorganized their picture book section complete with awesome signs.
- Video: Janet Kleinberg (Manchester Community Library) - The new Manchester Community Library modeled themselves after Darien, CT.
National Resources - Further reading!
- Darien, CT reorganization project
- Picture Books: Dewey or Don't We?
- Darien Library Children's Collections
- Reorganizing Nonfiction - A Dewey Hybrid Model
- Dewey vs. Genre Shelving
- Are Dewey's Days Numbered?
Scroll down for some fun signs from local Vermont libraries.
Sign at the Cutler Memorial Library in Plainfield, VT
Sign at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum