Less is More: A Practical Guide to Weeding School Library Collections

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American Library Association, 2006 - Education - 194 pages
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Weeding is the unglamorous side of the library selection coin, yet for vibrant, quality collections, it is critically important. 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. This user-friendly guide: explains the ins and outs, including why weeding is such an important task; outlines the steps to get started; breaks weeding criteria down by over 70 topics and Dewey numbers so the task isn't overwhelming; clarifies how to use automation tools in weeding; and, suggests newer titles as replacements to upgrade collections.
 

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Contents

The Role of Weeding in Collection Development Why Less Is More
1
General Weeding Guidelines
9
Getting Started and Keeping On Keeping On
16
Weeding Criteria by Topic and Dewey Number
24
What Automation Hath Wrought
168
Whats Next?
172
WEEDING RESOURCES ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB
177
GENERAL WEEDING CRITERIA BY DEWEY CLASSIFICATION
181
ALPHABETICAL INDEX
189
DEWEY CLASSIFICATION
193
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Linda Miller was born in Spokane, Washington and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She began writing when she was 10 years old after a teacher praised her for a story she had written. Through a correspondence course, she sold over 30 stories to magazines like True Confessions and True Romance. She sold her first novel, Fletcher's Woman, in 1983. Her first hardcover novels were Pirates (1995) followed by Knights (1996). She has written over 80 contemporary and historical romance novels. She is the author of numerous series including Stone Creek series; Montana Creeds series; The Women of Primrose Creek series; and Springwater Seasons series. In 2007, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Romance Writers of America.

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