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The PowerPoint presentation given by Mary Kelly and Holly Hibner, creators of www.awfullibrarybooks.info. The presentation was given on October 20th, 2009 in Kresge Auditorium at Wayne State ...

The PowerPoint presentation given by Mary Kelly and Holly Hibner, creators of www.awfullibrarybooks.info. The presentation was given on October 20th, 2009 in Kresge Auditorium at Wayne State University.

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    • Awful Library Books Wayne State University Library and Information Science Program** Progressive Librarians Guild **(Where Mary and Holly became the obsessed librarians they are today!)
    • What is Awful Library Books?
      • www.awfullibrarybooks.info
      • Daily blog of the worst of library collections
    • How did it start?
      • In a room just like the one pictured below…
        • (with people dressed just like this, too…)
    • What hardware/software is used?
      • WordPress
      • Domain purchased from GoDaddy
      • Scanner
      • Photo editor
      • Twitter
      • Facebook
      • Gmail
    • Who are your readers?
      • Librarians of all kinds
      • Book lovers
      • Lay people
      • You fine folks?
      This guy? Probably!** **www.peopleofwalmart.com
    • What Do You Post?
      • Old, dated
      • Stupid
      • Esoteric
      • Obscure
      • Bad art work
    • What are your favorite posts?
      • Hangin’ Out: The Upside Down Exercise Book
      • By Ira Jay and Suki Rappaport
      • 1983
      Nice short shorts, Borat!
    • What are your favorite posts?
      • A History of the Umbrella
      • By T. S. Crawford
      • 1970
      “ What we really need is a book about umbrellas!”
    • What are your favorite posts?
      • Dee Snider’s Teenage Survival Guide
      • Dee Snider
      • 1987
      I was sooo cool in the 80’s!
    • What are your favorite posts?
      • A Passion for Donkeys
      • By Elizabeth Svendsen
      • 1988
      ‘ Cuz everyone should be passionate about something !
    • What are your favorite posts?
      • When Children Invite Child Abuse
      • By Svea Gold
      • 1986
      Hope the author fired her agent. Who’s brilliant idea was this for a title?
    • What are your favorite posts?
      • Milady’s For Men Only
      • By Cotter
      • 1994
      • What To Do When the Russians Come: A Survivor’s Guide
      • By Robert Conquest
      • 1985
      What are your favorite posts?
      • Wax in Our World
      • Solveig Paulson Russell
      • 1966
      What are your favorite posts?
    • Where do the books come from?
      • Shhh! It’s a secret!
        • Mostly submissions
        • All posted anonymously
      • Around the world
      • Inter Library Loan
        • MelCat Rules!!
    • Is there a serious message?
      • Collection quality
      • Library Mission
      • Collection management policy
      • Currency, authority, relevancy
      • Collections evolve
      Weed!
      • What Everyone Should Know about the Breast Cancer Controversy
      • By George Crile
      • 1973
      Is there a serious message?
      • How to Get Out of Debt
      • Ted Nichols
      • 1976
      Is there a serious message?
      • It’s Your Future!
      • By Catalyst Staff
      • 1984
      Is there a serious message?
      • What To Do About Your Brain-Injured child
      • By Glenn Doman
      • 1974
      Is there a serious message?
    • What are some ways to ensure a quality collection?
      • Collection management policy
        • Defines the OBJECTIVE
        • Identifies your service population/customers
        • Gives general criteria
    • What are some ways to ensure a quality collection?
      • Audit Library Processes and Workflows
        • Note how/when collection decisions made
        • Perform an ON-GOING physical inventory
        • Periodic changes in collection responsibilities
    • What are some ways to ensure a quality collection?
      • Awareness
      • Weeding
      • Read our book!
        • Coming ~ 2010
    • How do librarians make selections?
      • Review sources
      • Pop culture: Oprah, Entertainment Weekly
      • Vendor bulletins
      • Suggestions from library users
      • Collection management team
      • Selection assignments
    • What if I make a bad choice?
      • You’ll end up on ALB!
      • You’ll learn from your mistakes
        • Track usage
      • You’ll find better review sources
      THIS guy made a bad choice! www.peopleofwalmart.com
    • … But my boss won’t let me weed!
      • Sigh…
      • Have a plan
        • What collection to start with
        • What to do with them
        • Money for the library?
      • Make a case
        • Budget reports
        • Circulation reports
        • Space concerns
    • Preview to upcoming posts
      • Coming soon to ALB…
    • Elvis People by Ted Harrison
    • Dating for Under a Dollar by Blair Tolman
    • Some of Our Favorite Library Science Posts
      • This is what you have to look forward to in your career!
    • Careers in a Library
      • Graduation Advice from Holly & Mary
    • More Library Career Opportunities
      • I Want to Be a Librarian
      • Greene
      • 1960
    • Romance in the stacks!
      • Jinny Williams Library Assistant
      • Temkin
      • 1967
    • Cutting Edge Library Science!
      • Opportunities in Library and Information Science
      • Helm and Sullivan
      • 1986
    • Can YOU be a librarian?
      • I Can Be A Librarian
      • Green
      • 1988
    • Go Libraries!
      • Holly Hibner
      • Adult Services Coordinator
      • Plymouth District Library
      • [email_address]
      • http://hhibner.blogspot.com
      Mary Kelly Reference Librarian Salem-South Lyon District Library [email_address] http://practicallibrarian.blogspot.com