Core Webinar: Ditching Dewey and Genre-fying Fiction

For Immediate Release
Mon, 11/07/2022


Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGOMany libraries are looking for alternatives to the Dewey Decimal Classification System to something that is a bit more patron-friendly and intuitive. If you’re looking or even just thinking about it, join Core on Tuesday, November 29 at 1 p.m. for the webinar “Ditching Dewey and Genre-fying Fiction,” where attendees will hear from a solo librarian who switched her entire library over from Dewey to an in-house adapted version of BISAC. During the same process, the library also genre-fied their fiction sections. This session will include tips, tricks, and notes to remember when ditching Dewey and genre-fying. Learn from someone who’s done it before instead of re-inventing the wheel.

Ditching Dewey and Genre-fying Fiction
Live Webinar: Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 12 - 1 p.m. CT


Jennifer Garden, Library Director, Milledgeville Public Library, Milledgeville, IL

Registration Fees:

Core Member: $57.67
ALA Member: $71.10
Nonmember: $79.00

How Do I Purchase Group Registration?

You can register a group by specifying the number of people who will be accessing the webinar during checkout. We offer discounts for webinar based on the number of registrations you specify in checkout. If you are a Core member, you can purchase seats for yourself and your colleagues at the Core discount rate; ALA's new e-Learning store allows you to extend the Core member savings with colleagues at your institution.

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at their convenience.

Register online or by phone at 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives).

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