Follett Introduces New Service to Help K-12 Libraries with Genrefication

Follett (opens in new tab) has introduced Follett Genre Solutions (opens in new tab) to help simplify genrefication for librarians and media specialists seeking to make the transition from the Dewey Decimal System to a more bookstore-like layout based on genres.

Eight months ago, Follett formed a Genrefication Advisory Board (opens in new tab), comprised of 27 experienced librarians and media specialists already using genres in their libraries.

“The Advisory Board, along with our internal team of librarians, evaluated more than a thousand genrefied libraries,” Siegel said. “We then created an efficient way to help streamline the genrefication process for our customers.”

In addition to producing a guide that explains how Follett Genre Solutions help a librarian or media specialist execute a genrefication, support is provided by the company through:

  • Do-It-Yourself Genre Starter Kits
  • Colorful labels and signage that Follett provides to all its genre customers
  • Titlewave improvements that allow genres to be automatically assigned to book orders
  • Tips for how to maximize the available features through Follett’s Destiny Library Manager and Titlewave solutions.

For those who don’t have the time or resources to “flip” their libraries, Follett also offers genre consulting services.

For more information about Follett Genre Solutions, visit (opens in new tab). To view of video of how Follett recently helped a junior high school with the genrefication of its library in Katy, Texas, visit (opens in new tab).

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