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 If it is smelly, moldy, outdated, ugly, and it doesn’t have a cover—then out it goes (except for the 800s).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.
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>