May 25, 2018

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Ditching Dewey: Hot Topic in Hartford | AASL 2013

At the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference in Hartford, CT, common themes and hot topics of discussion emerged. One popped up numerous times—”genrefication,” the reorganizing of one’s collection away from Dewey Decimal Classification.

In Light of Common Core, Seeking Ways to Circumvent Dewey

At one of the hottest sessions at ALA’s most recent Midwinter meeting, the Dewey Decimal System—that sacred cow of library organization—was trotted out in front of a packed room and subjected to intense scrutiny. But in the midst of Common Core, among other pressing issues, is this debate really worth our time?

Letters to SLJ: February 2013

The continuing conversation about whether Dewey’s days are numbered.