Webinar: Introduction to Dewey Decimal Classification with Emily Nimsakont of Amigos Library Services

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Date(s) - 12/16/2020
10:00 am CST - 11:00 am CST

DEADLINE to register: December 9, 2020 @ 10 AM CT / 11 AM ET.

Does this book on houseplants go in gardening (635.9), botany (581.6), or interior decorating (747)?

Determining the right Dewey Decimal Classification number to use can be tricky.

This session will cover the basics of DDC to help get you started. Topics covered include an overview of DDC structure, building numbers using the tables, and a look at OCLC’s WebDewey.

Emily Nimsakont earned her master’s degree in library science from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and her work experience includes digital asset management for a technology company, managing the technical services department for an academic law library, and providing cataloging training for the Nebraska Library Commission. She lives in Ashland, Nebraska, with her husband, son, and cat.

SEATS ARE LIMITED —  PLAN members receive priority seating. Please do not register if you cannot attend — doing so may prevent someone else from being able to attend.

NOTE: This webinar will be hosted by Amigos on their webinar platform:

  • Amigos will send you log-in information for the online classroom and the course portal by December 12th. If you don’t receive it, check your spam folder.
  • Amigos will provide technical assistance for systems checks prior to the class, for login assistance 30 minutes before the start of each session, and for the full length of each session.
  • Amigos Technical Assistance contact information: phone (800) 843-8482 ext. 2886 / email: learning@amigos.org
  • A recording of the session will be available for student review in the class portal (subject to availability from Amigos’ classroom technology provider). The class portal will be available for six weeks following the final session for each workshop. Only students who register and attend will have access.


Registration is closed for this event.

For FY2021-22, 70% of the total costs for the PLAN Continuing Education program ($220,000) is supported by federal money, and 30% of this program ($92,991) is supported by state money. The total budget of the project is $312,991.