Date of Award

5-2016

Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Information Media - Education Media: M.S.

Department

Information Media

College

School of Education

First Advisor

Marcia Thompson

Second Advisor

Merton Thompson

Third Advisor

Ming-Chi E Own

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Genrefication, Fiction, Elementary School, Media Centers, Bookstore Model

Abstract

The majority of school library media centers are organized by the Dewey Decimal Classification system, in both fiction and nonfiction areas. This system meets the needs of organizing books, but in regards to the fiction section, it does not give any clue as to the contents, or subject, of the book. In order to try to meet the needs of students, some media centers are now moving to different classifications systems, one of which is labeled the Bookstore Model, or Genrefication. This system is based on organizing books into categories according to the main theme of the book, such as sports fiction, or science fiction. The theory behind moving to this model is that this will help students locate books more easily according to their interests. The research in this paper attempts to provide some answers to the question: What impact does genre classification have on the book selection process in elementary library media centers?

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