Weeding is an essential element of any library's collection management plan. Additionally, it is a reflection of how the library provides authoritative, essential, and accessible information to its community. It's also an activity that, to be done well, requires the participation and understanding of many stakeholders, including staff at almost every level, the community the library serves, and the body who controls policy decisions. Weeding is often misunderstood, and almost as often neglected, because of uncertainties about how to approach this necessary aspect of keeping the library collection both healthy and responsive to current and future community needs.
If you have been directed to weed a collection, or have the responsibility for deciding how and when collections should be weeded, this course will provide you with:
- The basic tenets of a sound materials weeding plan
- Resources for undertaking regular weeding of nonprint collections, including those you offer online
- A clear understanding of the connections between collection development and collection weeding
- Practical assistance in identifying weeding decisions related to print, multimedia, and online library collections
- How to communicate appropriately and effectively about weeding with those in and beyond the library
For more information and to register, go to https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=730