Northeast Ohio Regional Library System

Ditching Dewey
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern
Collection Management
Event Description
Many public libraries, and some school libraries, are transitioning away from using the Dewey Decimal System for a variety of reasons: it is outdated and leaves no room for change; to make libraries more accessible to a wider variety of people; and to group related subjects together to name a few. Get a basic overview of the BISAC system, hear about the experience of the Madison Public Library making the switch, and learn some tips and tricks for implementing your own alternative system at your library.
Learning Objectives:
  • Steps involved in making a switch in systems
  • Pros and Cons of eliminating Dewey
  • Tips for success

Dawn Weaver is the Collection Development Librarian at the Madison Public Library in Madison, Ohio, where she has worked for 20 years. She began her career working as a reference librarian in the Children's Department presenting programs and storytimes before transitioning to include adult reference and then accepting her current position in 2018. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work with a cognate in Criminal Justice from Bowling Green State University and enjoys being able to use her skills to better the lives of patrons.
Online via Zoom
Contact Person
Who Should Attend:  Anyone interested in learning more about BISAC system
Competency:  Collection Management, Circulation, and Technical services

Non-Member Cost:      $40
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NEO-RLS Silver Member Cost:   FREE
NEO-RLS Gold Member Cost:    FREE
NEO-RLS Individual Member Cost:  $20

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