Category Archives: Non-Dewey Cataloging

Dewey or Don’t We?: Transitioning to a Deweyless Library

deweylessBecky Russell

Sponsor: Colorado State Library

Originally aired: 1/22/2014

Presenters: Becky Russell, Colorado State Library; Logan MacDonald, Anythink Libraries, CO; Holly Buchter, St. Vrain Valley School District, CO

Have you heard about “The Bookstore Model” and wondered what all the fuss is about? Are you ready to ditch Dewey but feel intimidated?  Join us as Logan MacDonald from Anythink Libraries, and Holli Buchter, Media Services Coordinator for the St. Vrain School District share their experiences with going Deweyless.  Both of these presenters have taken a different approach to this concept in their libraries, and they look forward to sharing their insight, process and challenges in this endeavor.

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify potential strategies and partners in helping to transition part or all of their library collection to a “Bookstore Model.”
  • Understand how this model has benefitted end users such as K-12 students and public library patrons.

Intended Audience: School and public librarians interested in rethinking how libraries organize and present their collections.

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BISAC at the Springville City Library

On October 3, 2013 Library Director Pam Vaughn and Cataloger John Averett provided training on the migration from the Dewey Decimal system to BISAC. They encourage new BISAC users to share these tools and get in touch with other libraries that have adopted this system. Spring

Gratefully, John has shared BISAC information tailored to the Springville library collections as follows:


Adult materials

Spanish non-fiction

Children non-fiction

Children non-fiction (picture nf)

The following material is in the public domain, thanks to Rangeview Library District: Any

Here are the grids:


Juvenile WordThink grid

Many thanks to John Averett and Pam Vaughn!