Genre-fying: Action (and Adventure)

Screen Shot 2014-06-10 at 10.16.54 AMNot surprisingly, I’ve made some adjustments to the genres/categories I first intended to use. Since the spine labels are so small, I selected the first word of any combined category to be on the small spine label.

Sadly, sports could not be it’s own category. There simply weren’t enough sports fiction titles to warrant it. So, instead I incorporated them into ACTION. Action now includes war, sports, adventure and thrillers.

I’m loving what the books like on our shelves and how the classics are incorporated. See photos below.

In the first photo, Robinson Crusoe is flanked on either side by Matt de la Pena’s books and Keren David’s When I Was Joe series.

In the second photo, All’s Quiet on the Western Front is on the same shelf as Andrew Smith’s Winger, Alan Sitomer’s The Hoopster, Robert Sharenow’s The Berlin Boxing Club, Jeanne Ryan’s Nerve and Dana Reinhart’s The Things a Brother Knows.




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I am a twitter novice. I admit it.  I am already  sorry I waited so long to use Twitter to connect nationally and globally with librarians. Twitter may well be the BEST source of professional development for librarians and it’s free.

If you’re looking for how to get started, I’ve shared some twitter handles of a handful of leader librarians to start following, chat hashtags and a couple short articles to get you going!

My Top 10 Librarians to Follow
1.  Joyce Valenza @joycevalenza
2.  Tiffany Whitehead  @librarian_tiff
3.  Shannon Miller @shannonmmiller
5.  Jennifer LaGarde @jenniferlagarde aka Library Girl
6.  Stephanie Pennuchi @liberrygurl
7.  Buffy Hamilton @buffyhamilton
8.  Lynne White  @Spartanlynne
9.  K.C. Boyd @Boss_Librarian aka The Audacious Librarian
10. Linda Dougherty @ljdougherty

1:1 Instructional Tech Specialists (iPad)
Jenny Grabiec  @techgirljenny
Daniel Edwards @syded06

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Articles that won’t overwhelm you!
13 Great Twitter Chats that All Educators Should Check-Out

The Complete Guide to Twitter Hashtags for Education

Twitter for Beginners: Basic Guidelines

Instructional Get Started Videos