Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Weeding Handbook: A Shelf-by-Shelf Guide

Vnuk, Rebecca. The Weeding Handbook: A Shelf-by-Shelf Guide. ALA Editions, 2015. 
ISBN: 978-0-8389-1327-7 

“No! We can’t rid of that!” Vnuk, author of the popular “Weeding Tips” column on Booklist Online, is here to show you that yes, you can. A library is an ever-changing organism; when done the right way, weeding helps a library thrive by focusing its resources on those parts of the collection that are the most useful to its users. [Publisher's description] Oriented toward public library collections.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1    The Basics
Chapter 2    Shelf by Shelf, 000, 100, 200
Chapter 3    Shelf-by-Shelf, 300s
Chapter 4    Shelf by Shelf, 400s and 500s
Chapter 5    Shelf by Shelf, 600s
Chapter 6    Shelf by Shelf, 700s
Chapter 7    Shelf by Shelf, 800s and Fiction
Chapter 8    Shelf by Shelf, 900s and Biography
Chapter 9    Other Areas of the Collection
Chapter 10    Special Considerations for Youth Collections
Chapter 11    Weeding Gone Wrong
Chapter 12    The Importance of a Collection-Development Plan

Appendix: Sample Collection Development Plans
Suggested Reading