Tools for Access Services Assistants

Are you interested in being an Access Services Assistant at Multnomah County Library? We have compiled some important information for you to know.

What is the Dewey Decimal System? Multnomah County Library uses the Dewey Decimal classification system to classify and arrange their library collections. Purdue University has created a concise document that briefly highlights some of the broad categories of the Dewey system and illustrates how call numbers work. Find out more about the Dewey Decimal System (PDF, 66KB).

Have you ever wondered what type of filing system Multnomah County Library uses to sort their books and materials? This document will highlight the Basic Shelving Rules at MCL (PDF, 36KB).

What is Intellectual Freedom? Intellectual Freedom is a term that you will learn about as an employee at Multnomah County Library. Intellectual Freedom refers to the right of every person to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. For more information about Intellectual Freedom go to Intellectual Freedom and Censorship Q & A and Library Bill of Rights.