Nov/Dec 2013 Issue Poses the Question: Dewey or Don’t We?

Cover_NovDec2013The 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!

Knowledge Quest, Volume 42, No. 2 – Dewey or Don’t We


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
Debrorah Schiano

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

CBC Column
How Dewy Find What We’re Looking For?
By Chris Grabenstein


President’s Column
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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