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Architecture of genre

By Les Kneebone

Issue 96, Term 1 2016

you have participated in any kind of professional learning event in the last couple of years, there is a good chance you would have encountered the ‘genre’ presentation. Genre is a hot topic in school libraries, and who doesn’t like to hear the good news stories we often hear in these presentations

Taking the guesswork out of genre

By Brendan Eichholzer

Issue 91, Term 4 2014

chieve this. In a bookstore, children's titles are usually found under generic 'children' or 'young adult' sections while adult fiction is shelved by genre. Some librarians believe that the tried-and-true system of shelving alphabetically by author surname is the best way to shelve fiction; others b

Genre wars

By Martin Gray

Issue 104, Term 1 2018

My local public library has moved to sorting its fiction collection by genre and has reported a 20 per cent increase in borrowing. Naturally, this has interested the school libraries in town. I decided to run a poll to see whether making the change was worth it for our school. Twenty-six per cent

Genrefying the fiction collection

By Susan Davenport

Issue 102, Term 3 2017

tions for graphic novels, biographies and audiobooks; and separate shelving for years 5–6 books — all organised by author (A–Z). Some book spines had genre stickers: some with up to three labels, and many with none. After much discussion about our library space and genres, it was clear we needed to

Genrefication 3.5 years later: Reflections

By Susan Davenport

Issue 117, Term 2 2021

Radford College Secondary Library (SL) for years 5–12 students began our genrefication journey in 2017. This article reflects upon those first steps and what changes have been implemented since. What have we learnt? Genrefication works! Yes, it really does. Our years 5–12 students find the