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ERIC Number: EJ1040243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
A Genre Conversation Begins
Jameson, Juanita
Knowledge Quest, v42 n2 p10-13 Nov-Dec 2013
Keeping a uniform, basic arrangement of the school library is essential if students are to be comfortable finding resources in other libraries. Two questions that must be answered if a new system were to be devised are: Who would decide on the particulars of that system? What criteria would be used to make the decision to ensure that use of the system would be universal and not regional? A major problem would arise if each school library implemented a different system or a portion of a system. Other questions that must be answered include: Should the entire Dewey Decimal Classification system be ditched in school libraries? Or would a new system be a revamping that included rearrangement of the nonfiction and fiction into genres? In this article Horace J. Good Middle School (Garden City, Kansas) librarian explains why she does not see a need to do a universal change from the Dewey Decimal Classification system.
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A