Weed 'Em and Weep: Hoarding is Not Collection Development

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Reap the benefits of a well-weeded collection! This session will discuss weeding techniques, collection management policies, and how to motivate reluctant weeders—all with sense of humor and …

Reap the benefits of a well-weeded collection! This session will discuss weeding techniques, collection management policies, and how to motivate reluctant weeders—all with sense of humor and encouragement from the pair behind the blog “Awful Library Books.” Participants will find joy in a shelf list that reflects a clean, relevant, and current collection!

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  • 1. Weed ‘Em and Weep! Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly awfullibrarybooks.net
  • 2. Does your collection help meet your mission?
  • 3. Are you proud of your collection ?
  • 4. @librarymary40 @hhibner
  • 5. Please weed the first one… 2nd Edition Now Available! Street Cred
  • 6. Management = control and attention Development = growth
  • 7. A good library is like a good haircut. It’s not what you cut – it’s what you leave. Anne Felix, Grand Prairie (TX) Public Library System http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/pubs/crew/crewmethod08.pdf
  • 8. Libraries are not in the business of collecting “things,” but providing content and access to content.
  • 9. …But the public doesn’t “get” it
  • 10. Reuse: Craft Programs
  • 11. …But it’s historical
  • 12. …But someone might need it
  • 13. …But it’s in good shape
  • 14. …But we won’t have anything left
  • 15. …But I don’t have time
  • 16. Weeding Personalities • The Hoarder • The Randomizer • The Professor • The Snob
  • 17. Weeding Made Easy Step 3: Stupid
  • 18. Don’t be sentimental
  • 19. Everything is Connected
  • 20. 500 Tasty Sandwich Recipes Berolzheimer, ed. 1951
  • 21. How to Live in Your Van and Love It Poteet 1976
  • 22. Your Power as a Woman Archer 1957
  • 23. Hotline: The Letters I Get…and Write! Reynolds 1972
  • 24. The Computer from A to Z Kalman 1999
  • 25. The Complete Hair Book Kingsley 1979
  • 26. Love in Suburbia Conway 1964
  • 27. Serve it Cold! Crosby & Bateman 1969
  • 28. Fashion Cats Iwasa 2011
  • 29. Robots Greene 1983
  • 30. Bowling for Women Audsley 1964
  • 31. Don’t Throw It Away! Abell 1973
  • 32. Contact Us! Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly submit@awfullibrarybooks.net Twitter: @awfullibbooks www.slideshare.net/awfullibrarybooks awfullibrarybooks.net
  • 33. Image Credits Slide 2: Reels https://www.flickr.com/photos/enerva/ creative commons Slide 3: Proud to Be Awesome https://www.flickr.com/photos/evilerin/3152173431 creative commons Slide 4: We Can Do It https://www.flickr.com/photos/donkeyhotey/5521102662 creative commons Slide 5: Hibner, H and Kelly, M. (2013) Making a Collection Count, Oxford: Chandos. Slide 6: Twitter https://www.flickr.com/photos/eldh/ creative commons Slide 12: Collection Life Cycle. Hibner, H and Kelly, M. (2013) Making a Collection Count, Oxford: Chandos. Slide 13: Botanic Gardens https://www.flickr.com/photos/infomatique/ creative commons Slide 14: Cut https://www.flickr.com/photos/skyfire/ creative commons Slide 15: Archives’ Stacks https://www.flickr.com/photos/dolescum/3567689465 creative commons Slide 16: Confused https://www.flickr.com/photos/83633410@N07/ creative commons Slide 17: Pinterest.com “crafts from old books” Slide 21: 75 Level 1 https://www.flickr.com/photos/loughboroughuniversitylibrary/ creative commons Slide 22: Watch http://pixabay.com/en/clock-time-stopwatch-wrist-watch-95330/ creative commons Slide 23: Canadian Hoarders by Bart Slyp and Andy Camp www.greatcanadianjokebook.com Slide 24: Photo taken by Holly Hibner. Creative commons Slide 25: Photo taken by Holly Hibner. Creative commons Slide 27: Mathematics https://www.flickr.com/photos/t_e_brown/8677750589 creative commons Slide 28: Inventory. Microsoft Clip Art http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/back-to-school-with-office- clip-art-and-media-HA010237914.aspx Slide 29: Baby Crying http://prettymomguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/baby-crying2.jpg Slide 30: Chain http://assets.antiguaobserver.com/2012/05/CHAIN-LINKS-2.jpg Labeled for reuse