LPCPL’s Podcast—“Dewey? Don’t We?’”

Ok, we admit it is a silly play on words that maybe only the nerdiest of librarians will get but the question of what “Does the Library do…….or Doesn’t the Library do….?” is one of the most frequently asked questions we get here at LPCPL. So about a year ago, we decided to try to answer some of your questions by starting a library podcast.

There were many suggestions for naming the podcast. Librarians love a good debate and playing with words. “Dewey? Don’t We?” struck a chord because of the connection of Melville Dewey. Who was he? Mr. Dewey was the creator of the Dewey Decimal System used by libraries around the world to organize information into 10 broad areas, which are broken into smaller and smaller topics. Different topics are assigned numbers, known as “call numbers.” For example, “Tigers” are given the number 599.756. Go to the right shelf in the library and that is where you will find books on tigers. You won’t find the Tiger King there—that’s Netflix and we haven’t figured out how they organize their library yet.

Back to LPCPL’s podcast, the reason we wanted to do the podcast is to share information with you about what the library does.  In our first episode we talk about the library’s website and the online tools you can find there. It’s a great time to listen to The Academy and Community Resources.

Posted on April 2, 2020

by Fonda Owens

Fonda Owens

Fonda Owens

Fonda Owens is the Director at La Porte County Public Library. A native of Virginia, she has made her home in Indiana along with her family. Growing up in rural Appalachia, she brings a thirst for knowledge, discovery, and opportunity to her work and strives to inspire it in others. Baking and kayaking are her current interests but she could find something new and fascinating at any minute.
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