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Recently, I created a publicly editable document (I LOVE LOVE LOVE that we have technology that helps us collaborate and share thoughts and knowledge) which asked people to discuss the pros and cons of genrefying the fiction section.
There have been some really great articles and presentations on genrefying:
- Steph Sweeney and Amey Johnson presented at PSLA 2013 (see links for session A1)
- Mrs. Readerpants’ post
- Jenn from FountainReflections: post 1 post 2 post 3
I am, personally, still deciding on whether I will genrefy or not. I think I am not going to because I think I weigh a little more heavily on the “no” side. I do like that statistics can be broken down for more detailed analysis by genre and I like that students are more likely to generate conversations while searching with a “like-minded” reader. There are some other things that I do like about it. If I ever decide to go for it, I won’t label by gender (books for boys or girls specifically)
As I have said all along, the choice is personal to you and your library. Hopefully the T-charts and Google Doc offer insight and guidance.