Sharing darienlibrary’s response to how their picture books are organized. Check out the presentation, really interesting! I always wondered how parents felt about the arrangement of books because in circ, I seem to get piles of books with similar author names returned. Like the parent gave up and just grabbed a chunk off the shelf because it was too confusing to navigate.
"In the Fall of 2008, our then-Head of Childrens’ Services Gretchen Caserotti reorganized the books in our Childrens’ Library to create the First Five Years Picture Book Collection. Typically, picture books are arranged by the last name of the author, which means absolutely nothing to kids 5 and under. In the reorganization, truck books are with other truck books, dogs are with dogs, faeries are with faeries, etc. I recommend you check out her slideshare presentation.”