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Preparation and resources required to organise a School Library by genre
Organising your Libraries Fiction by genre - a complete guide from an IB school Teacher Librarian who successfully did so.
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Dedicated Genre Label Printer
Purchase a dedicated printer for the genre spine labels. I guess you could design the labels yourself and send them to a printers, but good luck trying to figure out how many you will need. Some books you will inevitably need to relabel in a few weeks time too.
Brother QL-720NW It is wireless so I can locate the printer anywhere, and all staff can print to it. It has an auto-cut feature which saves time. The model has been superseded by the...
Brother QL-810W Ultra-Fast Label Printer with Wireless Networking (newer model). It's a thermal printer so no printer ink costs.
Brother QL-700 High-speed, Professional Label Printer(without wireless, if the printer is going to be in one location and can be accessed via ethernet on your school network by all library staff)
A little expensive for printer? Maybe, but we use it everyday even with the fiction all relabelled as of course we get new books and I'm working on the non-fiction. Staff from other departments are also finding it useful for labelling laptops, staplers and other random objects. As a thank you to the English Teachers we made custom labels with their names on for their class copies of books. Students no longer "forget" to return those to teachers.
I bought a label roll label that is 29mm x 30m (metre). These are therefore book spine width, and only the height of the icon. This means that I only use the minimum of space on the book spine.