Monday, November 3, 2014


I am really struggling with these Zoobooks. I will recatalog them to become E ZOO, I think.  Right now they are in magazine holders, each in a transparent file folder and loosely alphabetized... I have them in the animal section but not individually shelved with each volume's respective animal. I worry that if I intershelve them they will get lost-- they are flimsy and more fragile than hardcover books. If I don't intershelve them they don't circulate! Grrrr. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"I want a book about surgery..." I am thinking J BODY, but have learned that the immediate redirect is less than typically successful, so I asked "You know someone having surgery?" "Yup" she responds, "stitches." OOhhhh-- now I get it. How about K NURSES or K DOCTOR?? in my collection, the human body books are more often about health and the K COMMUNITY section has books about folks (and animals) who provide a service. I asked "do you want a book about what nurses do or a story about a nurse? "A story!!!" Nurse Clementine. Sold. ...lots of stitches.

Friday, October 3, 2014

And so it goes!!!

We were shelving in the H ARTS section this morning and discovered all of the books about artists had the call number H PAINTER [name].  It occured to me that most children just want to be a painter and would not necessarily know who Matisse, for example, was. We are therefore in the process of eliminating the subtitles and making them H PAINTER, H PAINTING, H MUSIC, H MUSICIAN...