We Did It!
Where has the time gone? I thought I would surely have more time to blog now that my Masters was completed. However, COVID-19 has kept me busy and preoccupied.
(Shout out to Marie-Josee for reminding me to finish this post!)
With every change in your library you will see both good and bad results.
Personally, the good has far outweighed the bad as we watched our school family enjoy the genre-fication of the library!
b) book talk among peers is increasing, and
c) excitement over new titles in the genres is becoming a new trend.
And The Not-So-Good...
I am a bit of a rogue teacher-librarian and I have begun allowing my intermediate students to checkout books during the pandemic school closure now that I have a strict book quarantine procedure in place.
Genre-fication has truly saved me during this time.
The first two classes were able to search the Destiny catalogue remotely based on genres. An online search of “Scary” listed every single scary/horror title available, which allowed students to select books they couldn’t see, touch, or flip through.
I’m not sure how students would have searched titles if they didn’t have a grasp of genres.