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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the GACE Media Specialist (601): Practice & Study Guide course
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- Types of Literature
- Overview of Literature for Children & Young Adults
- Instructional Models & Literacy Promotion
- Fundamentals of Instructional Design
- Selecting, Acquiring & Maintaining Library Resources
- Library Media Program & Service Administration
- Library Media Policies & Procedures
- Using Georgia's Library Resources
- Using & Validating Library Resources
- Technology Use in the Classroom
- Equal Access & Ethical Use of Library Information
- Advocating for Libraries & Media Centers
- Legislation & Court Cases in School Library Media
- Professional Development for Library Media Specialists
- GACE Media Specialist Flashcards