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Do You Know Dewey? Exploring the Dewey Decimal System

When:  
Thursday, July 19, 2018 (9:30 AM - 4:30 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   RAILS East Peoria Atrium / Videoconference Room (In Person, Max: 25)
Cost:   Free
Presenter:   Karen Snow

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This is a day-long workshop. Lunch will NOT be provided. There will be a one hour break around Noon for lunch on your own or you are welcome to bring your own lunch.

Participants are encouraged to bring or laptop or device that can access the internet.

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!

Topics
• Basic Principles of Classification
• Introduction to Dewey Decimal Classification (Brief Background & History)
• Finding and Assigning Dewey Classification Numbers in WebDewey
• Understanding How To Use the Dewey Schedules
• Complex Number Building
• Using the Dewey Manual and Tables

Desired Outcomes
By the end of the Dewey workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the basic principles underlying classification systems
2. Recognize the historical context of Dewey Decimal Classification
3. Identify where to find the Dewey Decimal Classification Schedules and associated documentation
4. Understand the structure of the Dewey Decimal Classification Schedules
5. Locate Dewey Decimal Classification numbers in WebDewey
6. Apply Dewey Decimal Classification numbers to specific resources using WebDewey
7. Create Dewey Decimal Classification numbers using instructions in the Schedules
8. Construct more complex Dewey Decimal Classification numbers using the Manual and Tables

Presenter:
Karen Snow is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Studies at Dominican University in River Forest, IL. She teaches face-to-face and online in the areas of cataloging, classification, and metadata. She completed her Ph.D. in Information Science at the University of North Texas in 2011 and while doing so worked as a cataloger in the Rare Book Room, University Archives, and the Technical Services departments. Her main areas of research interest are cataloging quality, ethics, and education. In 2016, she received the Follett Corporation’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

Type:   Workshop

Notes
This is a day-long workshop. Lunch will NOT be provided. There will be a one hour break around Noon for lunch on your own or you are welcome to bring your own lunch.

RAILS is partnering with the Illinois State Library, an ISBE approved provider, to provide PDH credit to those maintaining an Illinois teaching certification. Six (6) professional development hours (PDHs) will be available for attending this workshop. An evaluation form must be submitted prior to receiving credit hours. The form will be provided during the workshop and upon request after the workshop. Please contact ce@railslibraries.info with questions.

Participants are encouraged to bring or laptop or device that can access the internet.


Categories: Academic Libraries, Cataloging, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Special Libraries, Technical Services, Galesburg Area, Peoria Area


This event is sponsored by Reaching Across Illinois Library System.

Last day to cancel registrations is: 7/19/2018


Questions? Please contact Louise Svehla.

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