The Lower East Side Librarian Library of Congress Subject Heading of the Week for Week 15, April 14, 2010 is:
(C) 150 Shelf reading [May Subd Geog] [sp2010005372]
450 UF Shelfreading
550 BT Libraries—Inventory control
550 BT Shelving of library materials—Management
When I did my internship at the Performing Arts library, I delighted in shelf reading. I'd sort of foisted myself on them, and they didn't always have stuff for me to do, so whenever things were slow I headed to the stacks to familiarize myself with the materials and make sure they were in Dewey order. So satisfying!
150 Beadwork [May Subd Geog] [sp 85012623]
* 450 UF Beading (Fancy work)
I'm a sucker for the word "fancy."
150 Cereal products—Biotechnology [May Subd Geog] [sp2010005651]
550 BT Biotechnology
The warrant is Bioconversion of Cereal Products, the stuff that very bad dreams are made of. The book is 17 years old, so I'm sure we don't have anything to worry about now.
(C) 150 Libraries—Inventory control [May Subd Geog] [sp2010005374]
Who says libraries are emulating businesses?
(A) 150 Online social networks—Library applications [May Subd Geog] [sp2010005608]
If only they had a cross reference for Twopointopians.
(A) 150 Pleasure dairies [May Subd Geog] [sp2010005447]
450 UF Dairies, Ornamental
450 UF Dairies, Pleasure
450 UF Laiteries d'agrément
450 UF Ornamental dairies
550 BT Garden structures
I wanted to figure out wtf pleasure dairies are. My search yielded this sentence from the Google results list, "I consider pleasure dairies in relation to Michel Foucault's definition of…" From a Harvard thesis. The book that thesis became is the warrant for this heading, which I'm sure will be applied to many many many more items than Butch and Femme headings would be.
(C) 150 Shelving of library materials [May Subd Geog] [sp2010005373]
450 UF Libraries—Arranging materials on shelves
550 BT Library materials
If only the transcript of the conversation that generated this exact wording and that of the UF were available online!
(C) 150 Steampunk culture [May Subd Geog] [sp2009010579]
450 UF Neo Victorian culture
450 UF Neo Victorianism (Subculture)
450 UF Steampunk subculture
550 BT Subculture