I thought I might get some of you folks to weigh in on this subject. I know there are even some librarians who come to this board.
It seems that one of the local libraries is opting to embrace a "Dewey-free" organization system that's modeled after the system used at big bookstores. Everything will be put in broad subject categories and then organized by author's last name.
Now, personally, I find this troubling. The fact is that they're using a system patterned after places like Barnes & Noble, which is a place that I have the hardest time finding anything aside from the graphic novels. My local B&N has seen fit to move the folklore and mythology section three times in the last couple months. Hopefully, the library will keep things more stationary. At least in the Dewey system, you can just follow the numbers. I'm also baffled as to how using the catalog will work in this new system.