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Talbott Elementary Library Shelving Guide By Joelene Goff
Shelving Fiction Books The spine labels on fiction books have an F and the first three letters of the authors last name. They are shelved alphabetically by the authors last name.
Spine Label Book Cover With Authors Full Name F stands for fiction LEN are the first three letters of the authors last name The dots on the spine label tell which grade level the book is for in Accelerated Reader.
Shelving Non-Fiction Books Non-fiction books are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal System(DDS): 000=Generalities, 100=Philosophy & psychology, 200=Religion, 300=Social sciences, 400=Language, 500=Natural sciences & mathematics, 600=Technology (Applied sciences), 700=the Arts, 800=Literature & rhetoric, 900=History & Geography. The spine labels on non-fiction books have a number according to the DDS and the first three letters of the authors last name. Books that have the same DDS number are then shelved alphabetically according to the authors last name.
STE are the first three letters of the Authors last name Non-fiction books are shelved according to the DDS, going from the smallest numbers to the largest.
Sample Questions 1. If you have two spine labels, one that reads WOR and one that reads WOR, which one comes first? 2. If you have two spine labels that read ARD and BRU, which comes first? 3. If you have two spine labels that read ARC and ARC, which comes first? 4. If you have two spine labels that read ZYG and ACL, which comes first?
Answers WOR comes before WOR because is less than ARD comes before BRU because A is before B in the alphabet ARC comes before ARC because is less than ZYG comes before ACL because is less than 445.7
Shelving Reference Books Reference books are grouped into categories: dictionaries, encyclopedias, and miscellaneous other reference books. They are then placed in numerical order using the number on the spine label. The spine labels also have three letters on them, which are used to put the books in order when multiple books have the same number. If there is a specific author or editor, the letters are the first three of the author/editors last name. However, if there is no author or editor, the letters are from the title of the book. For example, the World Book Encyclopedias do not have a specific author or editor, so their spine labels read 031 WOR. Merriam-Websters Guide to Everyday Math, on the other hand, is by Brian Burrell, so its spine label reads 510 BUR. Most of the reference books also have an orange sticker on the spine that says Reference.
Encyclopedias This shelf also contains some miscellaneous books. When shelving, try to keep the books standing up, not falling down like some of these.
Dictionaries Most of the reference books have an orange Reference sticker on the spine.
Miscellaneous These shelves contain miscellaneous books such as almanacs, phone books, and The Yellow Pages. As you can see, not all of the reference books currently have an orange sticker or a spine label. If you find one of these laying out and do not know where it goes, ask Mr. Goff or leave it on the circulation desk.
The Young Childrens Encyclopedias do not have a specific author or editor, so the spine label uses the first three letters in the title (except a, an, or the). Reference stickers
Merriam Websters Guide to Everyday Math is by Brian Burrell. Therefore, BUR being the first three letters in his last name, the letters are on the spine label. This book does have an orange Reference sticker.
Shelving Picture Books Picture books should be put in order using the first three letters of the authors last name. The spine labels on these books also have an F for fiction.