Shelving with Dewey

  • Link: Shelving with Dewey
  • Topic: Organization of Materials
  • Level: Elective
  • Sponsor: WebJunction
  • Format: self paced online
  • Contact Hours: 1

Course Objectives:

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This course provides a great introduction for any library staff, assistants or volunteer needing to learn how to shelve items by the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system.

One of the most time-consuming tasks for library staff is training assistants and volunteers about classification systems and how to properly shelve materials. Few tasks are more vital for shelf maintenance and patron access. This lesson provides online training that will help new staff members and volunteers become productive as quickly as possible with a minimum of time investment by the professional librarian.

After completing this training, the learners will be able to accurately read shelves and properly file materials according to the Dewey Decimal System in a school or public library.