Do you Genrefy?
An informal survey
How this survey began...
A question was posted on LM_NET about genrefication and the uniformity of genrefying the library's collection. What types of genres do people use? IS there a system, and if not, is genrefying a good model? This was the basis for the survey about genres and the answers received
lots of genres!
A national and global listserv comprised of young adult librarians from school, public and academic backgrounds
Texas Association of School Librarians
A national and global listserv comprised of various librarians from school, public, and academic background
A state-wide listserv comprised primarily of school librarians and library administrators
What Grades Do You Serve as a Librarian?
Do you genrefy your collection?
**from 661 responses
Procedure on Genrefication
There are two ways to genrefy: add stickers or change your catalog entry
81.1% use stickers to genrefy
64.6% change the catalog to reflect genre
from 556 responses
How do You Shelve Your Genres?
Maintains alphabetical shelving by authors' last names (32%)
Creates specific genre shelves while maintaining alphabetic shelving by authors' last names (61.1%)
** Interfiled By series A mixture of both Labels with Description Graphic novels are alpha by AR and special shelving title/series/superheroes Grouped by smaller collections
Has Your Circulation Gone Up since you've genrefied?
sTAYED THE SAME
hAVE YOU iNTERSHELVED YOUR nON-FICTION WITH YOUR FICTION?
how long did the process take?
From 318 Responses
1-12 months: 74.8% 12-18 months: 10.4% still in process: 14.8%
how long has the library been genrefied?
less than one year: 29.9% one-two years: 26.8% three-four years: 19.5% five or more years: 23.8%
What call letters do you use for genres?
MYS 42.6% GN 26.6% FAN 36.1% SC 14.8% SUP 12.4% ANI 2.4% HOR 18.9% CLA 13.6% ADU 0% ACT 3.6% HIS 29% THR 0.6% SCI 21.3% **OTHER 73.4%
** SCI-FI GRA RF HUM SCA REAL PAR CHI (CHICK LIT) GUY (GUY READS) SPO REL RF YA DYS SUS ROM CF FIC MEM TRU QRD PRN AWD REA CLA VAMP ZOMB HUMOR GHO LOVE BOA CKLIT CLASSICS SS AA HF UF ER WES VER WAR ADV HR MS SN SF HF (HIS.FIC) TAY ESP HS (HOR/SUSPENSE) HR/TH CHL KEEP FULL NAMES EEK=HORROR JOC=SPORTS HIST ANIM GRAPHIC SIFI SCH SER GIR MANGA
WHICH GENRES DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE ON YOUR SHELVES?
Science Fiction: 85.7% Horror: 65.1% Supernatural: 29.4% Historical Fiction: 80.5 % Real Life Reads: 18.1 % Guy Reads: 9.6% Romance: 46.2% Mystery: 86.8% Action Adventure: 57.1%
Novels in Verse: 13.5% Urban Fiction: 5.5% Graphic Novels: 77.7% New Adult: 1.6% Classics: 42.9% Fantasy: 83.2% Story Collection: 26.1% Anime: 10.2% Other: 61%
Other Genres Not Listed
MORE THAN ONE ANSWER Realistic General Suspense Paranormal Romance Humor Christian Fiction Animals Holidays Chick Lit Inspirational Sports Young Adults Thriller Scary Teen Spanish Girls Read Multicultural War Family (relationships) Mythology Contemporary Manga Easier chapter books Military Fairy tales Vampires Quick Reads Zombies Steampunk Ghosts Westerns Poetry Paranormal Series Dystopian Easy Adventure (not action) Lone Star School
JUST ONE ANSWER Teen Issues Young Reader Survival Canadian Narrative Non-Fic Caldecott Tall Tales Time Travel Horses Magic Friends Creative If you like, then try.. LGBTQ Sealife Star Wars Transportation Legos Dinosaurs Inventors Ghost Stories Social Justice Dogs Cats Page Turners New Books Compelling Non-Fic Memoirs Fangs Claws Board Books Early Readers Tweens College and Career Survival Relationships Bluebonnet Awesome Authors Intense Drama e-books Religious Murder Drama High Fantasy Low Fantasy Animal Fantasy
Created and compiled by Naomi Bates Northwest High School Justin TX @yabooksandmore www.naomibates.blogspot.com
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