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The weeding handbook : a shelf-by-shelf guide / Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist collection management editor.

Vnuk, Rebecca, (author.).

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  • 4 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Geneva Branch REF 025.216 VNU (Text) 34207002102441 Reference, Adult Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland 025.216 V871 (Text) 76383000442683 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Monon Town and Twp PL - Monon OFFICE 025.2 VNU (Text) 36825000842649 Professional Collection Available -
North Madison Co PL - Elwood PL PC 025.216 VNU (Text) 30419101503486 Professional Collection Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch LIB 025.216 VNUK (Text) 33946003164923 Professional Collection . 2nd Floor, Ask Staff Checked out 09/17/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780838913277
  • ISBN: 083891327X
  • Physical Description: xix, 196 pages : illustrations, charts ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The basics -- Shelf by shelf : 000, 100, 200 -- Shelf-by-shelf : 300s -- Shelf by shelf : 400s and 500s -- Shelf by shelf : 600s -- Shelf by shelf : 700s -- Shelf by shelf : 800s and fiction -- Shelf by shelf : 900s and biography -- Other areas of the collection -- Special considerations for youth collections -- Weeding gone wrong -- The importance of a collection development plan -- Appendix: Annotated sample collection development plans : Public: Morton Grove Public Library, IL ; Public: La Grange Public Library, IL ; Public: Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, MA ; Public: Memorial Hall Library, Andover, MA ; Public: Glen Ellyn Public Library, IL ; Public: Seattle Public Library, WA ; Academic: Columbia University, NY ; Academic: Emmanuel d'Alzon Library, Assumption College, Worcester, MA ; School media center: Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore, MD.
Summary, etc.: 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. This handbook takes the guesswork out of this delicate but necessary process, giving public and school library staff the knowledge and the confidence to effectively weed any collection, of any size. Going through the proverbial stacks shelf by shelf, Vnuk explains why weeding is important for a healthy library, demonstrating that a vibrant collection leads to robust circulation, which in turn affects library budgets; walks readers through a library's shelves by Dewey area, with recommended weeding criteria and call-outs in each area for the different considerations of large collections and smaller collections; features a chapter addressing reference, media, magazines and newspapers, e-books, and other special materials; shows how a solid collection development plan uses weeding as an ongoing process, making it less stressful and more productive; offers guidance for determining how to delegate responsibility for weeding, plus pointers for getting experienced staff on board; gives advice for educating the community about the process, how to head off PR disasters, and what to do with weeded materials. Includes a dozen sample collection development plans, easily adaptable to suit a library's individual needs. Filled with field-tested, no nonsense strategies, this handbook will enable libraries to bloom by maintaining a collection that users actually use.
Subject: Discarding of books, periodicals, etc. > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Collection development (Libraries) > Policy statements.
Collection development (Libraries) > United States.
Public libraries > Collection development > United States.
Bibliotheksbestand.
Aussonderung.
USA.
Bibliothéconomie.
Bibliothèques.
Ouvrages de référence.
Acquisitions documentaires.

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