Dewey or Don't We
Volume 42, No. 2
The theme for the November/December 2013 Knowledge Quest is Dewey or Don’t We. This issue of KQ focuses on the issues and questions surrounding the Dewey system versus genre-fied classification. It features panelists from the “Hot Topics” session at the ALA Midwinter Conference.
The current issue can be viewed in an electronic flipbook in AASL eCOLLAB, an elearning laboratory for AASL members and subscribers. To gain access to this repository of professional development and resources, you are invited to join AASL or subscribe to eCOLLAB.
Below you will find a variety of related resources and content that tie into the issue.
Table of Contents
Hilda K. Weisburg is the editor of School Librarian’s Workshop, a bimonthly e-newsletter for K–12 librarians. Starting in November, she will teach a six-week e-course for ALA Editions titled “Being Indispensable: A School Librarian’s Guide to Proving Your Value and Keeping Your Job.” Her first YA fantasy, Woven through Time, was published in October by Vermillion Pencil Press, an imprint of Grey Gate Media. She is a delegate to the AASL Affiliate Assembly from the New Jersey Association of School Librarians, a member of the ALA Committee on Literacy, and chair of the AASL Advocacy Committee.
Read the Guest Editor column, “The Dewey Debate,” by Hilda!
Listen to a podcast interview with Hilda about the issue on “Dewey or Don’t We.”
30 Second Thought Leadership Videos
View video podcasts from school library leaders who answer the question, “What will be the next big thing to revolutionize school library collections?”
School Library Research (SLR) Spotlight
If you liked the November/December 2013 Knowledge Quest articles on “Dewey or Don’t We,” you may be interested in this research study published in School Library Research (SLR):
Online Exclusives & Additional Resources
Online Exclusive Feature
Dewey Do or Dewey Don’t: A Sign of the Times
by Carol Gordon
AASL Essential Links
Here are some Essential Links on Dewey or Don't We that you may find useful. Essential Links is a wiki that comprises a working bibliography of resources for school librarians, principals, parents, charter school organizers, library para-professionals, government officials, and college instructors. Books, journal articles, websites, and other media are included.
Article from the Archive
AASL offers a free feature article from a previous issue that ties that relates to the current issue. Click the link below to read the feature story: “Inquiry-Based Learning is Equal Parts Process and Partnering” by Whitney Norwood Husid and Virginia Wallace from the March/April 2012 issue on “Coteaching”