[Michlib-l] Collection Weeding: Practical Guidelines for Library Staff, Managers, and Leadership

Atkin, Evette (MDE) AtkinE at michigan.gov
Mon Jun 12 12:59:53 EDT 2017

Are your materials outgrowing your space?  Check out this live webinar on Wednesday, June 14, 2017; 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT, brought to you by Strategic Library.  The fee for this webinar is $49.

Collection Weeding: Practical Guidelines for Library Staff, Managers, and Leadership
Wednesday, June 14, 2017; 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

[burst]Weeding your collections is as necessary to the health of your library as weeding is to the health of a garden. Successful weeding does more than make physical room for new books. It also helps focus your resources and guide collection development. The evaluation process requires understanding your library’s goals and target audiences, budget constraints, and community needs.

In addition, the properly managed weeding project can ensure that books pulled from the collection are treated as potential assets, not just trash. If you engage your stakeholders, including library users, the media, and colleagues in other institutions, a weeding initiative is an opportunity to educate your community about managing libraries and to build support for fundraising for new books and materials. As with most projects, good planning is key.

Topics include planning to plan; roles of staff, supervisors, managers, leaders, and your library users; establishing goals and timelines; and creating your custom model.


  *   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.

[Pat]Presenter: Pat Wagner has been a trainer and consultant for libraries since 1978. She focuses on personnel, management, and leadership issues, including marketing, project management, and tech services productivity. She has written about weeding and actually enjoys weeding other people’s libraries and collections, particularly consumer nonfiction and how-to books. She was the contributing editor for nonfiction for the award-winning book magazine, The Bloomsbury Review, where she evaluated hundreds of books every year and learned that they needed more than a pretty cover. She is known for her practical and good-humored webinars and face-to-face programs.

Registration fee: $49/person. Ask us about group rates for parties of 4 or more (email jenny at libraryworks.com<mailto:jenny at libraryworks.com>)
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