Genre-fy Your Library

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Genre-fy Your Library
Gaye Lynn Kuhn & Sarah Hibbitts
Keller ISD
Library Media/Technology Specialists
Why not genre-fy?
Why genre-fy?
Where are
the scary
stories?
Where are the
mysteries?!?
How do I start?
Decide and commit
• Partial: choose favorites
or most obvious genres
• Full: Label genre for every fiction book.
Choose Genres
Buy Your Supplies
labels/ roll of 500
7.99
Label protectors/1000
15.00
Wo/manpower
priceless
Dive in!
• Partial: Pull lists from reports on system 650 subject headings
• Full: pull one full shelf at a time; label, change call
number in system; return to shelf, ad nauseam.
*put sticker above or below spine label
*call number: FIC RIO Fantasy or FIC PIL Humor
or change spine label Fantasy RIO
Helpful hints:
I depended on CIP, Round Rock ISD ; any large public library catalog
• Sort genres and reshelve.
• Signage:
• Genre Posters
• Wordle
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Use ADVANCED to weight words and keep names together
Create a list in a word document so that you can copy and paste the
words.
Have a grand reveal for students
(and staff):
• Student/staff commercials to
“sell” their favorite genre
• Scavenger Hunt
• Sticker Reward per genre read
Reward yourself with an evening off and a good book!
Genre Types PowerPoint
91 slides with definitions and examples of text
Freeclub lessons and powerpoints
Readerpants Lesson
Many books could easily fall into more than one genre category. We
turned this into a lesson for all our students by putting a sticky-note on
those books, listing 2-3 genres we thought would fit best. We kept these
books on a table with some pencils, and students in the library could read
the book blurb and vote (on the sticky note) on which genre they thought it
should be. Since the whole point of this project was to help students find
books where they were looking for them, the genre receiving the most
votes for that book was the one that stuck. This was also our sneaky little
way to get students school-wide reading lots of different book blurbs
Resources
Partial Genrefy from Mean Old Library Teacher:
http://www.meanoldlibraryteacher.net/2010/12/genre-fying-my-school-library-part-one.html
http://www.meanoldlibraryteacher.net/2010/12/genre-fying-my-school-library-part-two.html
Full Genrefy and color coding:
http://readerpants.blogspot.com/2011/09/genre-fication-project.html
Wordle: www.wordle.net
Genre Types PowerPoint by Emily Kissner: http://www.slideshare.net/elkissn/fiction-genres
FreeClub Web: http://www.freeclubweb.com/powerpoints/languagearts/genres.html
Genre Posters : http://flashmedia.glynn.k12.ga.us/Goodyear.cfm?subpage=30133
Supplies: Demco.com
Round Rock ISD: https://www.roundrockisd.org
Presenters:
Keller ISD LM/T Specialists
Gaye Lynn Kuhn
[email protected]
Sarah Hibbitts
[email protected]
Choices—Kuhn/Hibbitts
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adventure
classics
fantasy
graphic novel
historical fiction
humor
mystery
realistic fiction
scary
science fiction
sports
short stories

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