My posts on unpacking my library continue to generate the most (and most interesting) emails. Regarding my conundrum in my prior post about where to place my books authored by the Mc's, one of my readers kindly writes in:
...just to let you know that the "mc and mac" rule is not set in stone. The branch of the county library where I work follows by alphabetic sequence - so much easier and less fussy.
She then went on to comb through the ALA wiki and sent me this link to their filing rules, which sort of seems to play it both ways, although one of the two validates my choice:
In the ALA Filing Rules, names beginning with M', Mc, and Mac are filed alphabetically as spelled. (letter-by-letter)
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.