So You Want to Genre-fy your Library...and More
You want your users to have more confidence, be more independent, and be able to find the right book. By rearranging your children's collections you will be able to accomplish this and more. We can show you where to start, point out possible potholes and give you a map to the future. Join the library team from the Ethical Culture School, New York City, which 2 years ago began to look at alternatives to Dewey and chose to implement the Metis Classification System to great success increasing both circulation and patron satisfaction.
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School library team was featured in School Library Journal this September. Check out the full story from SLJ's Extra Helping enewsletter here: Are Dewey’s Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Reassess the organization of their collections, so as to better support the developmental needs of their students
- Understand alternative classification systems including: BISAC, Metis, and Darien Public Library's First Five Years
- Better serve the students who are not sure what they want to read
- Learn strategies for assigning those tough in-between books
Who Should Attend
Librarians serving children in school or public libraries as well as those serving special populations
Course Level & Prerequisites
This webinar is open to anyone of all experience levels; no prerequisites are required.
Tali Balas Kaplan, Sue Giffard, Jenn Still, and Andrea Dolloff make up the library team at the Ethical Culture School which 2 years ago began to look at alternatives to Dewey and chose to implement the Metis Classification System to great success.
Date(s) & Time(s)
Wednesday, April 3, 2013; 2 pm Eastern, 1 pm Central, Noon Mountain, 11 am Pacific
Thursday, May 23, 2013; 4 pm Eastern, 3 pm Central, 2 pm Mountain, 1 pm Pacific
Tuesday, June 4, 2013; 7 pm Eastern, 6 pm Central, 5 pm Mountain, 4 pm Pacific
Monday, August 26, 2013; 2 pm Eastern, 1 pm Central, Noon Mountain, 11 am Pacific
Credits &/or CEUs Heading
College credit nor CEU's are available at this time. An electronic certificate of completion can be sent to participants upon request
Webinar is limited to 95 students.
To take part you must have a computer, high-speed Internet access, web browser, and a copy of Flash® Player 8 or higher. You can download a free copy of Flash® Player from the Adobe website if you do not already have it.
You are encouraged to test your connection prior to registering for a webinar. If your internet connection is not high speed you may have problems inside the virtual meeting room. For more information, view a video about Abode Connect meetings produced by Adobe.
How to Register
Registration is now open! Visit the ALA Registration page to register online, or fill out the registration form and mail it in. You can also register by calling ALA Member and Customer Service at 800-545-2433 ext. 5. Webinar space is limited. Archived version can not be purchased until all live sessions have taken place.
If you have questions about the webinar, please contact the webinar instructor Tali Balas Kaplan.
If you have questions about registration, please contact ALA's Member and Customer Service Department by email or by calling 800-545-2433 ext. 5.
All other inquiries, including sponsorship questions, can be directed to Jenny Najduch, ALSC program officer, via email or by calling (312) 280-4026.
Cancellations must be made in writing and postmarked or faxed to the ALA/MACS department by no later than seven days before the webinar. Cancellations will result in a full refund less a $10 processing fee. No phone cancellations will be accepted. Refunds will be processed two weeks after the webinar. ALSC reserves the right to cancel a webinar for reasons including insufficient numbers of students.