Friday, December 18, 2015

Crash Course in Weeding Library Collections

Goldsmith, Francisca. Crash Course in Weeding Library Collections. Libraries Unlimited, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4408-3688-6

Although difficult for some librarians, weeding is essential to keeping your collection healthy and relevant. Perfect for all types of libraries and for both paraprofessionals and librarians unfamiliar with modern weeding methods, this practical guide offers clear guidance that can help you cope with the sometimes-paralytic fear and distaste that can accompany a must-do task. 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Weed Identification

Chapter 2 - The Weeding Process

Chapter 3 - Library Staff Weeding Responsibilities

Chapter 4 - Determining Datedness

Chapter 5 - Creating a Weeding Plan

Chapter 6 - Weeding as Library Policy

Chapter 7 - Communication and Publicity about Weeding

Chapter 8 - Models and Tips for Library Administrators