One area I'm focusing on this year is the Adult Fiction section with some incomplete series and a need for new books. As I update the Adult Fiction series, I believe it beneficial to classify our fiction section differently. That is, in a more specific way -- but not too specific.
We just went online with our library, and so we can enter more specifically into the computer. But when people browse in our library room, I'd like to make it a bit easier to find their taste of fiction.
What are your thoughts/experience/opinions on genre-related subdivisions in relation to adult fiction?
I wish to keep it a bit simple, but allow for more growth in the future.
My thoughts at this time ..............
So what if I use the following 3 time-related terms for subdivisions on our shelves?
1. Historical -- I'd include Biblical fiction here as well as others. Almost 1/2 of the fiction?
2. Contemporary - We've a number of these books, including Amish, Kingsbury series and more. Almost 1/2 of the fiction?
3. Futuristic -- would this cover books like the Left Behind Series or Sci-Fi type books? A smaller portion of the fiction. Would another term work better?
What am I missing or not thinking of? What works in your church library?
By the way -- if it helps.... our library size involves about 2,400 items.