Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hi! My name is Melville Dewey...

If you need info, do you know where to go? Go to your library!!! Yesterday, December 10th was Melville Dewey's birthday. Born in 1851, Dewey was a pioneer in the field of  librarianship (kind of like the Davy Crockett of library land, but without the covered wagons) You've heard of the Dewey Decimal system, maybe? If not, watch this crazy library rap.

Now that you are totally weirded out, but know slightly more about Dewey, keep reading! The Dewey Decimal system is an information classification system broken up into 10 classes, divided into 10 divisions, each having 10 sections. Books are shelved in ascending numerical order, with the addition of the first 3 letters of the author's name. For a list of the 10 classes and what they contain, click here. TMI? Maybe you should watch that video again.

Happy Belated Birthday, Mr. Dewey! And thanks for being so dang organized.

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