Award-winning children’s books are interfiled with the rest of the collection. They can be differentiated by a 586 note in the bibliographic record and an “Award Books” sticker on the item.


Follow the normal books copy-cataloging procedure for children’s literature insert link to copy-cataloging. Make sure the bibliographic record in OCLC has a 586 award note for the following Award categories:

  • Caldecott

  • Coretta Scott King

  • Newbery

  • Pura Belpre

  • GA Children’s Book

  • GA Children’s Picture Storybook

The field is structured as below:

Image shows the MARC 21 field 586. The 586 field has the text Coretta Scott King Award for Illustrator, 1997.

When processing, place an “Award Books” sticker on the top left corner of the book cover. Ensure you place the sticker where it will not obscure the title or any other important information.