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1 Guidelines for Shelving and Shelf-Reading EHS Media Center

2 The book collection is divided into: Fiction and Nonfiction

3 Fiction books can be found in the following collections: General Fiction Story Collection Paperbacks

4 Fiction Books Fiction Books are arranged alphabetically by author’s last name. If two or more authors have the same last name, books are grouped together & arranged alphabetically according to the first name of authors. If one author has more than one book, his books are grouped together & then arranged alphabetically according to title. Articles A, AN, and THE are ignored when arranging titles alphabetically ONLY WHEN THEY COME AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TITLE. Note: When an author’s last name begins with Mc, the name is arranged as if written Mac.

5 Study the example below of the correct order for shelving fiction: Chase, Mary Ellen Clarke, Arthur Clarke, Mary Conrad, Joseph Davenport, Marcia Del Rey, Lester Edge of Darkness Sands of Mars The Glass Phoenix Typhoon Victory My Brother’s Keeper The Runaway Robot Step to the Stars

6 Now you try it. Arrange these books in the correct order for shelving fiction. Use scratch paper to write down your answers. Murphy, RitaNight Flying MacLean, AlistairThe Golden Gate Morrison, ToniSula Murphy, ShirleyNightpool McKay, RobertThe Running Back Morrison, ToniJazz Marshall, CatherineChristie

7 Check your answers: McKay, RobertThe Running Back MacLean, AlistairThe Golden Gate Marshall, CatherineChristie Morrison, ToniJazz Morrison, ToniSula Murphy, RitaNight Flying Murphy, ShirleyNightpool

8 Nonfiction books can be found in the following collections: 000’s – 900’s Reference Biographies

9 000’s – 900’s Non-fiction books are arranged numerically on the shelf by the Dewey Decimal Classification System. Put together in a group all books with the exact same whole number. Next arrange these books by the last name of the author. If two or more authors have the same last name, then use the first name to arrange the books. 973Allen, Thomas 973Baker, Jeffery 973Douglas, Donald 973Douglas, Frederick 973Douglas, John

10 Books with numbers after the decimal point should be placed after books with the same whole number. For example:

11 The fractions after the decimal point are also arranged from the lowest fraction to the highest fraction. Hint: Always arrange numbers by the first difference. For example, in the two numbers 458 and 459 the first difference is in the last numbers, 8 and 9. The lowest of the two numbers is 8; therefore, 458 comes before 459. In the two numbers and , the first difference is in the second numbers after the decimal, 0 and 1. Since 0 is a lower number than 1, comes before

12 Study the example below of the correct order for shelving non-fiction Jones Johnson McGregor Swift Lee Cleland 824.3Wood

13 Now you try it. Arrange these books in the correct order for shelving non-fiction. Use scratch paper to write down your answers. 826Masterson Jones 824.3Smith Barron Shakespeare 822.3Shakespeare

14 Check your answers: 822.3Shakespeare Shakespeare Barron 824.3Smith Jones 826Masterson

15 Biography and Autobiography Autobiographies and biographies are shelved together under the symbol B. The B’s are all grouped together and then arranged alphabetically according to THE PERSON ABOUT WHOM THE BOOK IS WRITTEN. The authors of all the books about one person are then arranged alphabetically. The reason for arranging by the subject of the book rather than the author is so that all books about one person are shelved together.

16 Study the example below of the correct order for shelving biographies. BThe Three Lives of Helen KellerBy Richard Harrity BHelen KellerBy John Tribble BA Tribute to John F. KennedyBy Pierre Salinger BYoung John KennedyBy Gene Schoor BJohn F. Kennedy, PresidentBy Hugh Sidney BFour Days (John F. Kennedy)By U.P.I. BRobert F. KennedyBy Robert Thompson BSister Elizabeth KenneyBy Henry Thomas

17 Now you try it. Arrange these books in the correct order for shelving biographies. Use scratch paper to write down your answers BLincoln’s Virtues (about Abraham Lincoln) By William Lee Miller BAbraham LincolnBy Thomas Keneally BTheodore RooseveltBy Betsy Kraft BBenjamin Franklin: an American LifeBy Walter Isaacson BFranklin D. RooseveltBy Brian Grapes BTheodore RooseveltBy Louis Auchincloss BThe Amazing Mr. Franklin (about Benjamin Franklin) By Ruth Ashby

18 Check your answers: B The Amazing Mr. Franklin (about Benjamin Franklin) By Ruth Ashby B Benjamin Franklin: an American LifeBy Walter Isaacson B Abraham LincolnBy Thomas Keneally B Lincoln’s Virtues (about Abraham Lincoln)By William Lee Miller B Franklin D. RooseveltBy Brian Grapes B Theodore RooseveltBy Louis Auchincloss B Theodore RooseveltBy Betsy Kraft

19 Special Collections Reference – Arranged numerically on the shelf. Paperbacks – Arranged alphabetically by author’s last name or the main entry. Story Collection – Arranged alphabetically by author’s last name or the main entry. Professional Collection – Arranged numerically on the shelf. French and Spanish Collections – Arranged numerically. Class Sets – Arranged numerically. Audio-Visual – Arranged numerically. Software – Arranged numerically.

20 CALL NUMBERS EHS Media Center

21 Call Numbers Located on the spine of the book Include classification numbers or letters Include cutter letters located under the classification number.

22 Classification Number SHA Cutter Letters Classification Letters FIC MIT Cutter Letters Note: Cutter Letters are derived from the first three letters of the author’s (or main entry’s) last name.

23 Fiction Call Number: FIC MIT Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitchell Cutter letters “MIT” derived from author of book “Mitchell”.

24 Story Collection Call Number The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories By Washington Irving SC IRV

25 Nonfiction Call Number Gettysburg: The Legendary Battle By Shelly Tanaka TAN

26 Biography Call Number Ben Franklin and his First Kite By Stephen Krensky B FRA Cutter letters “FRA” derived from subject of the book “Franklin”.

27 Reference Call Number REF ENC Encyclopedia of Earth and Physical Sciences This book does not have a single author. The cutter letters “ENC” are derived from the main entry (title) for this book.

28 Paperback Call Number Jurassic Park By Michael Crichton PA CRI

29 Congratulations! You have now completed Guidelines for Shelving and Shelf-reading. and are recognized as an Official EHS Media Center Volunteer. Thank you for your help.


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