Less Is More: A Practical Guide to Weeding School Library Collections
Weeding is the unglamorous side of the "library selection" coin, yet for vibrant, quality collections, it is critically important. Weeding can be a daunting challenge, especially without guidance or help. To make weeding part of a library's ongoing procedures, it's best to do it in manageable doses.
Now school and children's librarians nationwide can reap the benefit of Florida's popular "Weed of the Month" program. Updating some of that program's earliest recommendations, this new comprehensive weeding guide from the same experts, is like a friendly mentor ready to assist librarians on one of their more onerous tasks.
This user-friendly guide:
Simple, practical advice along with specific criteria for weeding the school library collection means specialists in public and private schools, as well as children's and young adult librarians will improve collections following these quick and easy guidelines.
General Weeding Guidelines
Getting Started and Keeping On Keeping On
Weeding Criteria by Topic and Dewey Number
What Automation Hath Wrought