Bonnie Isman – retired librarian
Amherst College and the Dewey Decimal System
Friday, September 23, 12:15 PM
Strong House, 67 Amity Street, Amherst
Go back in time to Amherst in the 1870s and see how one of the world’s most widely used library tools came into being. Library reform advocate Melvil Dewey invented the Google search engine of its day during his undergraduate years at Amherst College. We will explore the ways that his Amherst education influenced this innovative approach to library management.