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!
Friday, March 1, 2013
Action shot: right from my chair--five of the 26 piles of newly identified METIS piles... took three days of my vacation! This is my first step, especially with the picture books that do not necessarily belong in a given area. I make a decision, and put a stickie on the cover indicating the new call number, then type the call number into the LibreOffice spreadsheet. The sheets have 30 stickers, so my piles have 30 books.
In a perfect world, I would also change the call number in Destiny to reflect the new location. 2,640 books this week and the catalog's server has been out for repair.