The A Library By Any Other Name blog is written by a cataloger and friend from the Spring Branch ISD. The woman is definitely a cataloger with a sense of humor!
Earlier this week, she reported that a recent event had caused the need for a new Dewey number – 973.932 – and asked her readers to guess in the post comments what the new number might be used for.
I won’t make you play the guessing game. (The picture probably gives it away anyway.) The answer comes from The Dewey Blog (who knew there was such a thing?)
Barring the unforeseen, the next period in U.S. history will begin on January 20, 2009, with the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. The updates to Dewey are underlined below:
973.931 Administration of George W. Bush, 2001–2009
973.932 Administration of Barack Obama, 2009–
Now you know.
If you haven’t explored Jan Brett’s web site before, you are missing out! She has all kinds of fun activities, coloring sheets, games, and other stuff featuring her beautiful artwork – in addition to information about her books.
One of the treats that she offers is a “make your own” section for classroom and library signage and she gives permission to print as many copies as you like. These would be great to use during a Jan Brett author study or any time you want.
Thank you, Jan Brett, for generously sharing your talent with all of us!