The November/December 2013 Knowledge Quest theme is Dewey or Don’t We. This issue of KQ focuses on the issues and questions surrounding the Dewey system versus genre-fied classification. It features panelists from the “Hot Topics” session at the ALA Midwinter Conference.
About the Guest Editor
Hilda K. Weisburg is the editor of School Librarian’s Workshop, a bimonthly e-newsletter for K–12 librarians. Starting in November, she will teach a six-week e-course for ALA Editions titled “Being Indispensable: A School Librarian’s Guide to Proving Your Value and Keeping Your Job.” Her first YA fantasy, Woven through Time, was published in October by Vermillion Pencil Press, an imprint of Grey Gate Media. She is a delegate to the AASL Affiliate Assembly from the New Jersey Association of School Librarians, a member of the ALA Committee on Literacy, and chair of the AASL Advocacy Committee.
Read the Guest Editor column, “The Dewey Debate,” by Hilda!
Table of Contents
A Genre Conversation Begins
By Juanita Jameson
Library Classification 2020
By Christopher Harris
Dewey: How to Make It Work for You
By Michael Panzer
One Size Does Not Fit All: Creating a Developmentally Appropriate Classification for Your Children’s Collections
By Tali Balas Kaplan, Sue Giffard, Jennifer Still-Schiff, and Andrea K. Doloff
One Common Challenge—Two Different Solutions: Stories from Two School Libraries
By Judi Moreillon with Jana Hunt and Colleen Graves
21st-Century Thinking at the Local Level
By Jeffrey W. Aubuchon
Is It Truly a Matter of “Dewey or Don’t We”?
By Allison G. Kaplan
Dewey vs. Genre Throwdown
By Holli Buchter
Dewey or Don’t We?
Be Devona J. Pendergrass
None of the Above
By Mark Ray
Ready! Set! Soar! Rearranging Your Fiction Collection by Genre
By Juli Hembree
Curating the Sheves
Dewey Redux: Virtual Dewey Resources Deliver Trusted, Familiar 21st-Century Information
By Tom Adamich
Technology Quest Column
Beyond Death by Chocolate: Using Pinterest Professionally
By Jennifer Yount Baker
How Dewy Find What We’re Looking For?
By Chris Grabenstein
The Way We Do the Things We Do
By Gail K. Dickinson
Guest Editor Column
The Dewey Debate
Hilda K. Weisburg
Author: Meg Featheringham, KQ Editor
Meg Featheringham is responsible for the development and production of the AASL journal, Knowledge Quest. When not working at AASL, Meg enjoys playing euchre, attending concerts and plays, spending time with family and friends, and reading (of course).
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