100 % of my students report that they have, on occasion, been unable to find what they were looking for in the library... so I recatalogued the collection to a system based on topic and genre-- In addition, children at my school do not learn decimals until the end of fourth grade (pre-k 4 school). METIS, adapted from the system used at the Ethical Culture School in New York, eliminates the Dewey Decimal System!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
It's feeling manageable...
I have been chatting with one of the fabulous librarians (Tali Balas Kaplan, Andrea Dolloff, Sue Giffard, & Jennifer Still-Schiff at Ethical Culture School in New York City) about procedure. They used Avery 5160, bought a case of label protectors from Demco and did all their signage at once. The labels, 39,000 of them for our collection, will cost a couple hundred. I may need to wait for the book fair to fund this in its entirety!
I am also thoroughly indebted to the volunteers Wanda, Marietta, Annie, Christine, and Roland for their flexibility, blind faith and thoughtfulness about the process... Dave, as always, is keeping the circulation desk functioning in quiet order amid the chaos I have created.