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Weeding: An Introduction to Models and Methods

Weeding your library collection is as necessary to the health of your library as weeding is to the health of a garden. The evaluation process requires understanding your library’s goals and target audiences, budget constraints, and community needs. In addition, the properly managed weeding project has steps to ensure that books pulled from the collection are treated as potential assets, not just trash. As with most projects, good planning is key.


• Create a weeding plan that reflects current strategic goals.

• Decide which weeding models you will incorporate into your weeding plan.

• Successfully explain the necessity of weeding to staff and library users.

**If you need live captioning to participate in this online session, please email the organizer Lauren Clossey (lauren.clossey@ncdcr.gov) at least fourteen business days before the event.

Presenter by Pat Wagner:
Pat Wagner has been a trainer, educator, and consultant for 45 years with clients in 49 states and Canada. She is a management consultant and instructional producer at Pattern Research, Inc. Pat has worked with enterprises in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, from federal agencies and Ivy League universities to elected city councils and rural community colleges, from Fortune 500 companies to family-run retail stores, and from the Library of Congress to storefront public libraries. She is known for her practical and good-humored face-to-face and online programs. Her focus: libraries, higher ed, local government, nonprofits, and small businesses. Pat has been a performance poet, playwright, printer, small press publisher, and graphic designer, and loves books, cats, wildlife, gardens, music, and the arts.

Thursday, July 22, 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Online - At Your Computer
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Lauren Clossey

State Library of North Carolina
Continuing Education Consultant
Phone: 919-814-6791
E-mail: lauren.clossey@ncdcr.gov