Genrefying FictionShannon Vasseur Media Specialist  ISD 728
Background Information Taught English Self-Selected Reading   (SSR) Media specialist fall 2006 Students & teachers ask...
Investigating Professionalarticles:      “Give ‘em What They Want!       Reorganizing Your Fiction       Collection by G...
First Steps Brainstorming    Too manycategories Didn’t change spine   label    Time    Money Color Coded    Demco  ...
Genres Modern (yellow)             Adventure (orange) Edgy (pink)                 Sports (grey) Fantasy& science fict...
Deciding on the Best Fit Cataloging Good Reads Shelfari Library Thing AP College Board lists &   ALA lists Book revi...
Pulling the Books Started with   mysteries,science fiction   & fantasy    Already pulled    Large section Put stickers...
Layout of Genres Alphabetically by genre    Didn’t flow Size of genre    Better flow    Adventure by     sports    H...
Sharing Our New Layout Color coded signage Bookmarks explained    “Edgy”     Layout on back   Lessons     Book talks ...
Timeline December – February Never closed Never stopped checkout Collection size:2600fiction   books Expenses:      ...
Pleasant Surprises Collection development    Sports    Multicultural Weeding    Books to elementary &      middle sch...
Improved Dewey Redid signage for each   end cap    Added words Added words to each   individual shelf Signage in ficti...
Obstacles Finding books we were   processing Running out of stickers Checked out books   needed to be done      Shelvi...
Future Book Orders Book reviews Subject headings Placed in notes section of   Mackin order
Things I Would Do Differently Short Story Collection    Left alone at first    Could add stickers    Could put in genr...
Related Resources Are Dewey’s Days   Numbered Dewey Free Library Dewey Dilemma
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Genrefying Fiction

  1. 1. Genrefying FictionShannon Vasseur Media Specialist  ISD 728
  2. 2. Background Information Taught English Self-Selected Reading (SSR) Media specialist fall 2006 Students & teachers asked for it Moved graphic novels Reorganized 1styear
  3. 3. Investigating Professionalarticles:  “Give ‘em What They Want! Reorganizing Your Fiction Collection by Genre” Elizabeth Dumas Publiclibraries MEMO Listserv Mackin  Ann Mansfield My assistant
  4. 4. First Steps Brainstorming  Too manycategories Didn’t change spine label  Time  Money Color Coded  Demco  Easy to change
  5. 5. Genres Modern (yellow)  Adventure (orange) Edgy (pink)  Sports (grey) Fantasy& science fiction  Multicultural (brown) (green)  Historical & war (light Horror & vampire (red) blue) Mystery, thriller  Classics (purple) &suspense (dark blue)
  6. 6. Deciding on the Best Fit Cataloging Good Reads Shelfari Library Thing AP College Board lists & ALA lists Book reviews Student & teacher recommendations Not written in stone
  7. 7. Pulling the Books Started with mysteries,science fiction & fantasy  Already pulled  Large section Put stickers over spine label Added genre in location field Checkout still available
  8. 8. Layout of Genres Alphabetically by genre  Didn’t flow Size of genre  Better flow  Adventure by sports  Historical & warnext to classics Consider growth
  9. 9. Sharing Our New Layout Color coded signage Bookmarks explained “Edgy”  Layout on back Lessons  Book talks  Media center orientation
  10. 10. Timeline December – February Never closed Never stopped checkout Collection size:2600fiction books Expenses:  Labels  Tape for label maker  Shelf label holders  Less than $200
  11. 11. Pleasant Surprises Collection development  Sports  Multicultural Weeding  Books to elementary & middle schools Promoted nonfiction too Fun &excitement
  12. 12. Improved Dewey Redid signage for each end cap  Added words Added words to each individual shelf Signage in fiction to guide towards nonfiction
  13. 13. Obstacles Finding books we were processing Running out of stickers Checked out books needed to be done  Shelving books (remember checked out books)  Ellen Hopkins
  14. 14. Future Book Orders Book reviews Subject headings Placed in notes section of Mackin order
  15. 15. Things I Would Do Differently Short Story Collection  Left alone at first  Could add stickers  Could put in genres  Done this fall Cooler Signage  Librariantiff’s photostream  Book Genre Art
  16. 16. Related Resources Are Dewey’s Days Numbered Dewey Free Library Dewey Dilemma

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