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SWFLN Do You Know Dewey? Exploring the Dewey Decimal System

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Type: Face-to-Face
Date: 9/15/2017
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 4:00 PM

Description:
 Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) is a classification system popular around the world and commonly found in school and public libraries. It provides an “address” for each resource, as well as organizes resources primarily by subject matter. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about the structure of DDC, how to find DDC numbers in WebDewey and in other resources, and how to build basic and complex DDC numbers using WebDewey. There will be plenty of examples and exercises to help participants better understand and practice what they have learned. This workshop is perfect for Dewey novices, as well as those looking to refresh their knowledge!

Academic Library staff will be interested in this workshop because Dewey is the most popular classification system in the world. Even though many academic libraries use Library of Congress Classification, gaining a deeper understanding of Dewey is helpful for understanding classification systems generally.

Public Library staff will find this training beneficial because Dewey is the most commonly used classification system in public libraries. It is important that public librarians understand how to read and create a Dewey call number to ensure that their collections are easily accessible.

School Librarians and Media Specialists will understand that Dewey is the most commonly used classification system in school libraries. It is important that school librarians understand how to read and create a Dewey call number to ensure that their collections are easily accessible.

Special Libraries will be interested in this workshop because Dewey is the most popular classification system in the world. Even though special libraries may not use Dewey, gaining a deeper understanding of Dewey is helpful for understanding classification systems generally.

Location: SWFLN Office: 13120 Westlinks Terrace, Unit 3 Fort Myers, FL 33913 (239) 313-6338
Registration Ends: 9/12/2017 at 12:00 AM

Other Information:
 Karen Snow, Ph.D. Karen Snow is an Associate Professor and PhD Program Director in the School of Information Studies at Dominican University in River Forest, IL. She received her Ph.D. in Information Science in 2011 from the University of North Texas, where she taught cataloging courses primarily online from 2006 until 2011 for the Department of Library & Information Sciences. She previously worked as a cataloger in the Rare Book Room, University Archives, and the Technical Services departments at the University of North Texas. She currently teaches beginning and advanced cataloging courses at Dominican University, both face-to-face and online.

Contact: Aaron Blumberg
Contact Number: 2393136218
Presenter: Dr. Karen Snow

Venue

SWFLN Office
13120 Westlinks Terrace Unit 3
Fort Myers, FL 33913 United States
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Phone:
239-313-6338