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1 Genre-fy Your Library Gaye Lynn Kuhn & Sarah Hibbitts Keller ISD Library Media/Technology Specialists

2 Why not genre-fy?

3 Why genre-fy? Where are the mysteries?!? Where are the scary stories?

4 How do I start? Decide and commit Partial: choose favorites or most obvious genres Full: Label genre for every fiction book.

5 Choose Genres

6 labels/ roll of Label protectors/ Buy Your Supplies Wo/manpowerpriceless

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8 Dive in! Partial: Pull lists from reports on system 650 subject headings

9 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 catalogRound Rock ISD

10 Sort genres and reshelve.

11 Signage: Genre Posters

12 Wordle 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.

13 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!

14 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

15 Partial Genrefy from Mean Old Library Teacher: Full Genrefy and color coding: Wordle: Genre Types PowerPoint by Emily Kissner: FreeClub Web: Genre Posters : Supplies: Demco.com Round Rock ISD: https://www.roundrockisd.orgwww.roundrockisd.org Resources

16 Presenters: Keller ISD LM/T Specialists Gaye Lynn Kuhn Sarah Hibbitts

17 Choices—Kuhn/Hibbitts adventure classics fantasy graphic novel historical fiction humor mystery realistic fiction scary science fiction sports short stories


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