Training Event


Doug Koschik

Doug Koschik is currently the Director of the Baldwin Public Library. Mr. Koschik has 35 years of experience in libraries, the last 19 of which have been at Baldwin.  He has served Baldwin as Head of Technical Services and Systems and as Associate Director, Technology/Technical Services. Since September 2009 he has been the co-Interim Director.

Mr. Koschik earned a bachelor’s degree in German and a master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Michigan, as well as an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.  He has long been active in the Michigan Library Association and the American Library Association, and since 2003 has served as an adjunct faculty member at Wayne State University’s School of Library and Information Science, where he has taught Cataloguing and Collection Development.  He is also the Past President of the Birmingham Central Kiwanis Club.

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Dewey decimal classification

May 17
May 18
May 19
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Central
Topic: Cataloging

Credit: 6 general LEUs for Indiana staff



This workshop is an introduction to the 23rd edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification system. The instructor will teach participants how to interpret and construct Dewey Decimal call numbers. Participants will learn how to derive the base number from the index and schedule and then how to complete the number using tables and other devices. Participants will examine a number of examples in detail and will also construct numbers from scratch. The examples will cover all major subject areas in the classification scheme. Participants will learn how to construct "complete" Dewey numbers, such as those that are used in large research libraries, but will also learn how to build "truncated" Dewey numbers, such as those used in school, public and small academic libraries.

This class will be online using WebEx online workshop software. All registered attendees will receive an email with WebEx login information a few days prior to the class date.




Per-person rates
$99 (MCLS members)
$199 (Non-MCLS members)

Group viewing rates*
$249 (MCLS members)
$349 (Non-MCLS members)

*To register groups, contact the Training department at, do not register online.

Registration Information

It is highly recommended that all registrants register for this workshop at least SEVEN DAYS PRIOR to the workshop date. If you register after that, you must additionally send an email to stating that you have registered past the deadline. You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering for this workshop. All registered attendees will receive an additional email with WebEx login information approximately one week prior to the 1st class date. If you do not receive an invitation to the meeting by noon of the day prior, please email

Technical Information

You must connect using a high-speed wired internet connection (not wireless).

Microphones are not required but your computer will need speakers and a sound card to hear the audio via VoiceOver IP.

WebEx supports the following:
Operating Systems:

Internet Browsers:
Internet Explorer 8.x+, Firefox (latest version), Safari 5+, Chrome (latest version)