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Ch 7: Library Resource Organization

About This Chapter

Review valuable information about library resource systems and organization methods using this brief chapter. These lessons are useful study aids you can use when preparing for certification exams or to increase your knowledge of the library media field.

Library Resource Organization - Chapter Summary

From bulletin boards to the Dewey Decimal Classification System, this chapter addresses various ways in which library resources and information can be organized. You will review cataloging tools, classification principles, library service promotions and library collection evaluation. The development of circulation policies is another topic explored in this chapter. Once you complete your review, you should be able to do the following:

  • Detail the cataloging process and identify cataloging tools
  • Explain the history and use of the Dewey Decimal System
  • Provide details about MARC records and tag fields
  • Understand and apply methods used for organizing library collections
  • List ways in which library services can be promoted to the public
  • Apply ideas for using library bulletin boards
  • Use statistical information to evaluate library collections

Lessons are accessible 24/7 from any device and take only 5-10 minutes to review. Print lesson transcripts to create handy reference tools and use online contact forms to ask instructors questions about any topic you might be struggling with. Test your knowledge with brief self-assessment quizzes as you move through the chapter.

5 Lessons in Chapter 7: Library Resource Organization
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Descriptive & Subject Cataloging in a Library Media Program

1. Descriptive & Subject Cataloging in a Library Media Program

In this lesson, we will learn about cataloging, and outlines the difference between descriptive, and subject, cataloging in a school library media center. We will also discuss helpful tools to aid in the cataloging process.

Dewey Decimal System: Definition, History & Example

2. Dewey Decimal System: Definition, History & Example

This lesson will explain the Dewey Decimal System. The Dewey Decimal System is used to categorize books by subject to make placing new books or locating existing books in the library possible. It is essential to understand how the books are numbered to be able to use the library effectively.

Organizing School Library Collections

3. Organizing School Library Collections

Keeping a school library collection organized is a big part of the job of any school librarian. This lesson offers some tips and strategies to organize your collection.

Promoting Acquisitions & Services in a Library Media Program

4. Promoting Acquisitions & Services in a Library Media Program

If you are a school library media specialist, then you work hard to update your collection and offer services to your community. This lesson discusses what you can do to promote your acquisitions and services.

Library Bulletin Board Ideas

5. Library Bulletin Board Ideas

The library can be a challenging space to decorate, since it is used by students of all ages. This lesson gives you some ideas of how you can make your bulletin boards look beautiful and also have meaning for a variety of visitors.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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