Mrs. Ripp Reads | Whatever Mrs. Ripp Reads She Has to Share Time to Ditch Dewey? Shelving Systems that Make Sense to Students (Learning Commons Model, Part 4) - CLCD Newsletter by Heather E. Kindschy This is Heather Kindschy’s fourth article in a series on the Learning Commons Model. Be sure to take a look at the other articles in the series. As a participant in my school district’s pilot program for the Learning Commons Model of school libraries, I am required to track the questions we are asked by our patrons. When looked at from the perspective of our youngest students, the task of finding a book is a daunting one. Ditch Dewey? It turns out, I am not the only one who has noticed the shortcomings of the Dewey Decimal System. Ditching Dewey is a mind-boggling idea for many in the library world. Adopting the Learning Commons Model means building a library that works best for the users, not for the media specialist, and the Dewey Decimal System was just not working for my users. Considering the Options In preparation for this project, I did a lot of reading (see Recommended Readings at the end of this article). Our Plan What do you think? Works Cited
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