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!
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Chickens and horses and cows, oh my!
So I'm cataloguing the F section which is Pets and the Metis librarians in NYC have farm animals clumped into one section, and it made me laugh. I have about 30 chicken books, alone, as well as books about yaks, sheep, cows and multiple kinds of horses. The beauty of this system is that it can represent an individual collection. I can categorize each of my chicken books by breed if I want!