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Weeding: The Human Side

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A librarian presents on how to "weed" books; remove books that are no longer useful due to outdated information, condition, or lack of interest from users.

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Weeding: The Human Side

  1. 1. Weeding: The Human Side Katie Salo CLASS Presentation 9/21/15
  2. 2. YOU
  3. 3. How do you fit into weeding?  Self-evaluation and analysis  Developing a weeding procedure & system  Figuring out where you fit it in your organization  Maintaining a positive attitude
  4. 4. CO-WORKERS
  5. 5. How do your co-workers fit into weeding?  Support team  Seniority in the department  Technical services department  Administration: your director and library board
  6. 6. PATRONS
  7. 7. How do your patrons fit into weeding?  Finding materials with ease  Community needs in the library  Community needs out of the library  Education, honesty & transparency
  8. 8. CONSORTIUM
  9. 9. How does your consortium fit into weeding?  Stand-alone library vs. branch library  ILL offerings  Reports and statistics  Trends
  10. 10. Additional Resources  ALA: Weeding Library Collections  Awful Library Books: Why We Weed  CREW Method Manual
  11. 11. Contact  Email: simplykatie@gmail.com  Twitter: @storytimekatie  Blog: http://storytimekatie.com  Portfolio: http://kmsalo.com

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