Dewey 2.0 On-Demand Webinar

Reinvigorating Your Nonfiction Collections

PLA On-Demand Webinars logoA traditional Dewey arrangement of nonfiction collections works well for library staff, but is it the best method for your patrons to find what they need? Instructor Mary Rzepczynski, assistant library director at the Delta Township (Mich.) District Library, was inspired by a desire to improve service, increase access, and empower patrons while maintaining “findability.”

She led her library in a charge to expand the Dewey for nonfiction collections and, in the first year, saw circulation in that area go up by 122 percent. Learn why you might want to implement such a change at your library and hear concrete advice to get started, along with tips for getting staff on board.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this on-demand webinar, participants will:

  • Understand an alternative method of nonfiction arrangement;
  • Have ways to convince staff of the value of these changes; and
  • Be ready to empower patrons and improve nonfiction circulation.

Who Should Purchase

Public library staff including catalogers, administrators, and front line staff.

Instructor

Instructor Mary RzepczynskiMary Rzepczynski is the assistant library director at the Delta Township (Mich.) District Library. Mary has a BA in public history from Western Michigan University and an MLIS from Wayne State University and has spent many years in libraries not learning the Dewey Decimal System. Mary has been involved with the Michigan Library Association and the American Library Association in various capacities for over fifteen years. She is also the contributing editor for “Tales from the Front,” a regular column in Public Libraries. She lives in Mid-Michigan with her two adorable children and two incorrigible dogs.

Date & Time

Available 24/7

Continuing Education Credits

PLA does not award credit hours, or CEUs, for its on-demand webinars and cannot verify participation.

Fee

Individual

  • $28 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members)

Group

  • $119 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members)

If access to this on-demand webinar will be shared with multiple people—viewing either on an individual basis or gathered together in a single location—then the group rate applies.

This on-demand webinar is intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Redistribution or rebroadcast to another individual or group other than the purchaser is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.

Technical Requirements

To playback this on-demand webinar you should have the newest version of Adobe Flash Player installed and Javascript enabled in your web browser. A fast Internet connection and computer is recommended.

We suggest that groups, especially larger groups, plan ahead to use an LCD/LED projector in the room to project the webinar recording. Groups will also want to have speakers capable of amplifying the webinar audio for the entire room.

How to Purchase

Purchase from the ALA Store:

If access to this on-demand webinar will be shared with multiple people—viewing either on an individual basis or gathered together in a single location—then the group rate applies.

The purchase of this on-demand webinar will include instructions and a password to access the archived recording of the webinar. You'll have access to the on-demand webinar for one year from date of purchase.

This on-demand webinar is intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Redistribution or rebroadcast to another individual or group other than the purchaser is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.

Contact

If you have questions or problems accessing a recording, send a message to plawebinars@ala.org, or call 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA.