Weeding and Sowing the Garden of Your Library
From the Lucy of the Library—Mary Simmons
Gardens and Libraries?
Is your library a garden of tempting titles?
Or a thrift store ?
If your shelves are full of ancient books, the powers that be will never give you money to grow your garden!
Weed with abandon!
Lucy’s rule of weeding….
<ul><li>Is this book appealing to my patrons or will it provide them with accurate information? </li></ul>
You are not running a museum but a library…
Growing your garden
My favorite recommendation sites are… <ul><li>Professor Nana </li></ul><ul><li>Teenreads </li></ul><ul><li>NC Book Club Aw...
Digital Gardens, Anyone?
Our Garden
Non-fiction
Non-fiction and Reference intertwined….
 
Fiction
Manga, Graphic Novels, and New Book Display plus site of Round Table Café!
Fiction seating area…
 
Sharing time... how do you weed and grow?
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  • Welcome to my session on Weeding and Sowing the Garden of Your Library. Long title—not our most creative moment. but I hope you will take some useful ideas with you.
  • I am Mary Simmons, I have been in education 26 years, in the library for 23, first in Virginia, then in North Carolina (21 years), and I have been at all levels.
  • Your library is like a garden—so much is there for patrons to pick! But like a garden, it can become full of weeds that mask the flowers.
  • I have put links on our netvibes page to various sites that provide more detailed information on weeding. If it is smelly, moldy, outdated, ugly, and it doesn’t have a cover—then out it goes (except for the 800s).
  • We buy from Barnes and Noble and Amazon, and several preview companies. I have corporate accounts at each. I have written and won several LSTA grants—I write another as soon as I am eligible. We also get ADM dollars—but that will soon stop.
  • Weeding and Growing the Garden of Your Library

    1. 1. Weeding and Sowing the Garden of Your Library
    2. 2. From the Lucy of the Library—Mary Simmons
    3. 3. Gardens and Libraries?
    4. 4. Is your library a garden of tempting titles?
    5. 5. Or a thrift store ?
    6. 6. If your shelves are full of ancient books, the powers that be will never give you money to grow your garden!
    7. 7. Weed with abandon!
    8. 8. Lucy’s rule of weeding….
    9. 9. <ul><li>Is this book appealing to my patrons or will it provide them with accurate information? </li></ul>
    10. 10. You are not running a museum but a library…
    11. 11. Growing your garden
    12. 12. My favorite recommendation sites are… <ul><li>Professor Nana </li></ul><ul><li>Teenreads </li></ul><ul><li>NC Book Club Award </li></ul><ul><li>and of course we take orders from students… </li></ul>
    13. 13. Digital Gardens, Anyone?
    14. 14. Our Garden
    15. 15. Non-fiction
    16. 16. Non-fiction and Reference intertwined….
    17. 18. Fiction
    18. 19. Manga, Graphic Novels, and New Book Display plus site of Round Table Café!
    19. 20. Fiction seating area…
    20. 22. Sharing time... how do you weed and grow?
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