[kids-lib] Philosophical Q for Non Fic

Dana Campbell dcampbell at ci.the-dalles.or.us
Tue Jun 21 09:49:32 PDT 2016

I worked in a library where we located the J398 at the end of the Picture Books.  Library customers used them well.

Dana A. Campbell, M.L.I.S.
Youth Services Coordinator
The Dalles-Wasco County Library
722 Court St.
The Dalles, OR  97058
(541) 296-2815
dcampbell at ci.the-dalles.or.us<mailto:dcampbell at ci.the-dalles.or.us>
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From: Kids-lib [mailto:kids-lib-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Karen Fischer
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2016 4:15 PM
To: jana at hoodriverlibrary.org; kids-lib at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: Re: [kids-lib] Philosophical Q for Non Fic

We don't have space in our picture book area for an influx of fairy tale/folklore books.  We, too, have them in 398.  Depending on your space, Folklore and fairy tales may be a great section to pull out separate from most of the non-fiction and feature this collection.
Karen Fischer, Salem Public Library

>>> <jana at hoodriverlibrary.org<mailto:jana at hoodriverlibrary.org>> 6/17/2016 3:41 PM >>>
Hi Crew,

I'd love to hear your views on this subject: what do you choose to put in your  398 "Tales and Legends etc" section of Non-Fiction?

Here's my quandry: I have many, many beautiful picture books in this 398 section that simply don't circ because people don't go into non-fic very often. Lon Po Po, for example, the award winning red-riding hood story, is cataloged in our 398.

How do you decide if it should be "Picture Book" or a 398 title?

Then there's a title "Read-Aloud African American Stories", an anthology, that, although beautifully illustrated, seems well placed in 398.

How do you make these kids of choices? I'd love to hear your input.


Jana Hannigan, Hood River Co. Library District
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