The Efficient, Inventive (Often Annoying) Melvil Dewey
The Efficient, Inventive (Often Annoying) Melvil Dewey

The Efficient, Inventive (Often Annoying) Melvil Dewey

Written by Alexis O'Neill & illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham
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Melvil Dewey’s love of organization and words drove him to develop and implement his Dewey Decimal system, leaving a significant and lasting impact in libraries across the country. When Melvil Dewey realized every library organized their books differently, he wondered if he could invent a system all libraries could use to organize them efficiently. A rat-a-tat speaker, Melvil was a persistent (and noisy) advocate for free public libraries. And while he made enemies along the way as he pushed for changes–like his battle to establish the first library school with women as students, through it all he was EFFICIENT, INVENTIVE, and often ANNOYING as he made big changes in the world of public libraries–changes still found in the libraries of today!

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November 10, 2020
Calkins Creek Books
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