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Genre Survey spring 2015

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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
5 Days
Many responses
lots of genres!
Listserv respondents
A national and global listserv comprised of young adult librarians from school, public and academic backgrounds
LM_NET
Texas Association  of School Librarians
YALSA
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?
Secondary
Middle
K-12
190 responses
56 Repsonses
28.6%
8.4%
Elementary
Public Library
8.9%
26.5%
59 Responses
176 Repsonses
183 responses
27.6 %
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
Group One:
How do You Shelve Your Genres?
Maintains alphabetical shelving by authors' last names  (32%)
Group Two:
Group Three:
Creates specific genre shelves while maintaining alphabetic shelving by authors' last names (61.1%)
Other** (9.9%)
** 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?
332 responses
%
YES
2
%
nO
%
2
sTAYED THE SAME
hAVE YOU iNTERSHELVED YOUR nON-FICTION WITH YOUR FICTION?
359 responses
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%
298 responses
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?
2907 RESPONSES
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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