|Genre-fication: What It Is and How We Did It--Describes the what, when, why, and how of genre-fying our library. If you are unfamiliar with genrefication or are looking for a starting point, read this article.|
|Answers to Reader Questions About Genrefication--I've had lots of questions about genrefication from blog readers and other librarians! If the answer requires more than a short yes or no, I answer it here.|
|Genrefication Update: 2 Years Later--See how drastically improved after we genre-fied the fiction section. WOW.|
|Genrefying Library #2!--I've just completed genrefying my second library, this time in China. Read about how my projects differed, two ways to genrefy, and why I still don't genrefy my Dewey sections.|
What's Your Genre Personality? Quiz
|What's Your Genre Personality? Quiz|
There are two different quizzes here--one for elementary and one for middle/high school. The elementary quiz is slightly shorter and uses simpler language. I also replaced The Romantic with The Bestie in the elementary quiz. Don't miss the genre personality profiles (see below). Each personality profile includes bookmarks of book recommendations by age group.
|Genre Personality Profile: The Escapist|
Includes more detailed profile of Escapists and ways that parents, teachers, and school librarians can help them succeed in and out of school. Also includes four printable bookmarks, separated by age group.
|Genre Personality Profile: The Questioner|
Questioners are curious, intelligent, and have excellent memories. Meet four of my favorite Questioners and download four printable bookmarks of recommended reads.
|Genre Personality Profile: The Thrill-Seeker|
Thrill-Seekers love action and adrenaline. As with the others, this one also includes four printable bookmarks, separated by age group.
|Genre Personality Profile: The Class Clown|
Class Clowns are an interesting bunch. On the surface, the genre personality suggests an outgoing student who attracts attention by being funny. And that is true of some Class Clowns. But I think many Class Clowns worry about their reading abilities, and as a result, are often quiet, somewhat shy, and sensitive.
|Genre Personality Profile: The Realist|
Includes more detailed profile of Realists and ways that parents, teachers, and school librarians can help them succeed in and out of school. Also includes four printable bookmarks, separated by age group.
|Genre Personality Profile: The Innovator. |
Innovators are smart, creative, and resourceful. They excel in science, math, and technology, and when they find titles they love, they become completely absorbed in their books. This post includes profiles of three real-life Innovators, tips for parents and teachers of Innovators, and links to free bookmark lists of recommended reads for Innovators.
|Genrefication Debate: Dewey has worked for 150 years. Why change it now?--This post is the first in a series of seven posts debating the merits of genrefication. Here, I encourage librarians to keep Dewey in place when genrefying fiction books.|
|Genrefication Objection #1: If I genrefy my library, my students will not be able to use a public or college library.|
|Genrefication Objection #2: It's a librarian's job to teach Dewey search skills, not just enable students to be lazy.|
|Genrefication Objection #3: College professors increasingly report that their students come to college with no research skills.|
|Genrefication Objection #4: Genrefication is just the latest fad.|
|Genrefication Objection #5: Genrefication is inconsistent and nonstandard.|
|"What's Your Genre?" Quiz|
A PowerPoint presentation quiz game that helps students identify possible genres that might interest them.
|Inexpensive Genre Shelf Labels|
I purchased these vinyl magazine files to use as shelf signs.
Genre Christmas Trees
|Fantasy Genre Tree--I do a new genre tree every year in December. The 2013 Genre tree represents our High Fantasy section.|
|Chick Lit and Realistic Genre Trees--Overview of the first two genre trees in our library and how we did them. Includes lots of photos and cost breakdown.|
Genre Section Spotlights
These posts include criteria for the section, most popular books, problems with the section, circulation and holdings stats, and section trends.
|Spotlight on Mystery section|
|Spotlight on Paranormal section|
|Spotlight on Historical Fiction section|
|Spotlight on Romance/Chick Lit Section|
|Spotlight on Science Fiction Section|
|Spotlight on Fantasy Section|
|Spotlight on Horror Section|