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  • Genrefying FictionShannon Vasseur Media Specialist  ISD 728
  • Background Information Taught English Self-Selected Reading (SSR) Media specialist fall 2006 Students & teachers asked for it Moved graphic novels Reorganized 1styear
  • Investigating Professionalarticles:  “Give ‘em What They Want! Reorganizing Your Fiction Collection by Genre” Elizabeth Dumas Publiclibraries MEMO Listserv Mackin  Ann Mansfield My assistant
  • First Steps Brainstorming  Too manycategories Didn’t change spine label  Time  Money Color Coded  Demco  Easy to change
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Layout of Genres Alphabetically by genre  Didn’t flow Size of genre  Better flow  Adventure by sports  Historical & warnext to classics Consider growth
  • Sharing Our New Layout Color coded signage Bookmarks explained “Edgy”  Layout on back Lessons  Book talks  Media center orientation
  • Timeline December – February Never closed Never stopped checkout Collection size:2600fiction books Expenses:  Labels  Tape for label maker  Shelf label holders  Less than $200
  • Pleasant Surprises Collection development  Sports  Multicultural Weeding  Books to elementary & middle schools Promoted nonfiction too Fun &excitement
  • Improved Dewey Redid signage for each end cap  Added words Added words to each individual shelf Signage in fiction to guide towards nonfiction
  • 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
  • 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 genres  Done this fall Cooler Signage  Librariantiff’s photostream  Book Genre Art
  • Related Resources Are Dewey’s Days Numbered Dewey Free Library Dewey Dilemma