I was less concerned with subject headings as with placement. The kids are in 
out of the library so fast, they don't have time to look anything up. I just 
show them the area they're interested in (usually fiction), give them 
suggestions, and let them go. I just wanted to know whether others have treated 
some YA or early reader chapter books the same as picture books, i.e. placing a 
fictionalized bible story in with bible.
Rachel HausLibrary DirectorCongregation of Moses Fisher LibraryKalamazoo MI

On Monday, August 21, 2017, 10:09:27 AM EDT, Andrea Rapp <anrapp2...@yahoo.com> 

I am not advocating abandoning subject headings.  I still enter them.  But 
often the terminology they use is not what a non-librarian would use when 
entering keyword searches.  So I advocate bearing this in mind when writing 520 
content notes.    Andrea

      From: "Leibowitz, Faye R" <frle...@pitt.edu>
 To: Andrea Rapp <anrapp2...@yahoo.com> 
Cc: "rhaus_...@yahoo.com" <rhaus_...@yahoo.com>; 
"hasaf...@lists.service.ohio-state.edu" <hasaf...@lists.service.ohio-state.edu>
 Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2017 6:50 PM
 Subject: Re: [ha-Safran] Question about classifying YA historical fiction
Hi Andrea--

I am a firm believer in controlled vocabulary. Studies have shown that a large 
percentage of the resources retrieved through keyword searches would be missed 
if subject headings which include controlled vocabulary are absent. For example 
see this article: 
 (you can see the abstract but full text requires subscription)

Best wishes,

FayeFrom: Andrea Rapp <anrapp2...@yahoo.com>
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2017 3:47:37 PM
To: Leibowitz, Faye R
Cc: rhaus_...@yahoo.com; hasaf...@lists.service.ohio-state.edu
Subject: Re: [ha-Safran] Question about classifying YA historical fiction I'm 
not sure it's necessary to worry so much about subject headings anymore.  
People simply enter words in the search box.  So I load up my 520 notes with 
words and names I think people will search for.  What do others think?

Sent from my iPad

> On Aug 18, 2017, at 8:45 AM, Leibowitz, Faye R <frle...@pitt.edu> wrote:
> Librarian

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