For immediate release | July 14, 2014

Empower patrons and improve nonfiction circulation with tips from new PLA webinar

CHICAGO – Looking for a way to improve customer service, access and "findability" for your patrons? Register for the live, hour-long webinar, "Dewey 2.0: Reinvigorating Your Nonfiction Collections," at 1 p.m. Central on July 23, and come learn how our presenter, Mary Rzepczynski, assistant library director at the Delta Township (Mich.) District Library, led her library in a charge to expand the Dewey for nonfiction collections. In the first year, library staff saw circulation in that area go up by 122 percent. Discover 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.

Rzepczynski has an MLIS from Wayne State University and has spent many years in libraries not learning the Dewey Decimal System. She has been involved with the Michigan Library Association and the American Library Association in various capacities for over 15 years and is 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 dog.

The cost to attend "Dewey 2.0: Reinvigorating Your Nonfiction Collections," is $28 (PLA Members), $31.50 (ALA Members) and $35 (Nonmembers). Groups of any size can register for $129. The registration deadline is 11:59 p.m. Central on Monday, July 21.

For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit PLA’s website at PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.


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