Mackin Celebrates Over a Decade of Genrefying School Libraries

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March 21, 2019 – Burnsville, MN –Mackin, a leading provider of library, classroom, and makerspace materials for grades PK-12, is celebrating more than ten years of assisting schools with creating unique genrefied libraries. Mackin Genre Services was formed as a support to librarians and media specialists as they look to classify and modernize their libraries by genre, a move many see as a way to increase student engagement and interest in reading.

Mackin recognized a trend showing more schools, both new and existing, were making the move to genrefy their library fiction collections. “Over the past eleven years, our team of professionals have seen a marked increase in libraries making the change to genre classification,” stated DeAnn Hoff, Director of New School Services at Mackin. “We decided to make a focused effort to support libraries and make it easy for them to make the switch,” she continued. “We selected the most commonly used genres and added default genre classifications to thousands of fiction books. We made it possible for our customers to purchase their books with genre cataloging and processing. We even created a unique Genre Matching service to help schools assign genres to their existing fiction collection.”

In keeping with Mackin’s objective to provide schools and libraries with the highest quality products and free services, Mackin Genre Services now offers its own professionally designed genre labels. Mackin Genre Services allows libraries to order labels by the sheet ensuring every library receives only the quantity of genre labels they require to meet their needs. This makes Mackin Genre Services an economical choice. The labels feature attractive, original designs printed on highly durable vinyl labels. Mackin also offers free matching downloadable posters and shelf talker signs to support the library’s conversion.

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About Mackin
For nearly 35 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Known the world over for exemplary service and a stringent attention to detail, Mackin has access to more than 18,000 publishers and a collection of nearly 3 million printed titles. Additionally, Mackin features a robust selection of more than 2 million eBook titles, audiobooks, databases and video resources available through their free, state-of-the-art digital content management system, MackinVIA. For more information, visit, contact or call 800-245-9540.