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Sunday, May 7 • 2:30pm - 3:25pm
Genre-fying: Tales from the Trenches

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Genre-fying is all the rage in school libraries, but is it really worth it? Why genre-fy? It makes browsing easier, students discover new authors and titles within their preferred reading genre, and it can be adapted to suit the needs of your particular population. When you’re done you will know your collection better than ever before! In this session you’ll learn different methods for genre-fying, how to get students and community members involved and what to do with those pesky books that cross genres. Learn from our mistakes so you know what not to do! Come hear about two very different school libraries and their librarians’ experiences in the trenches of genrefication.

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Laura Gardner

Teacher Librarian, Dartmouth Middle School
Laura Gardner, a National Board Certified Teacher in Library Media, is Teacher Librarian at Dartmouth Middle School in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Laura was awarded the School Library Journal (SLJ) School Librarian of the Year Co-finalist Award in 2016 and the AASL Reader Leader social... Read More →
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Wendy Garland

Librarian, Avery Elementary School
Wendy Garland is an Elementary School Librarian at the Avery School in Dedham, MA. She is currently participating in the AASL Induction Program. She was awarded the Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education Award in 2016 and the 2017 MSLA Super Librarian Award. She tweets at @dancelibrarian... Read More →

Sunday May 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:25pm EDT
Cape Cod 2nd Floor