How to organize a Library (of books)?
March 18, 2012 12:51 AM Subscribe
How can I organize a whole lot of (8000ish) fiction books in a children's library?
If alphabetized under genre is the best way, how can I clearly and easily instruct others to figure out the genre of all the books and which genres should I use? And what should I do about all the hundreds of very skinny emergent reader books?
posted by pick_the_flowers to education (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Any tips on organizing a children's library without a real librarian present will be greatly appreciated. I'm taking charge of doing this after the person in charge of the library at the school I work for left. She organized the library into fiction (sorted by assumed genre or "novel" if she couldn't tell the genre by the title) and nonfiction and young children's books (thin books, board books). They were not alphabetized or sorted in any other way, besides what was stated above, and this resulted in a huge mess!
What do I need to consider when doing this?