A Great American Librarian and Teacher!
College and Career
Beginning in 1870, Dewey attended Amherst College. While he was at Amherst Dewey worked in the college library and made many visits to others libraries. He was very interested classifying information.
Dewey Decimal System
Dewey created a system to organize and categorize books. The system allows libraries to easily locate and shelf books. Each topic is assigned a number, so books related to that topic can be labeled by that number. Dew first published "A Classification and Subject Index for Cataloguing and Arranging the Books and Pamphlets of a Library" in 1876.