Let It Go: Weeding Your Library's Collection

Scheduled Dates

April 23 & 25, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT (Register Now)

Course Description
Course Type: 

It's no secret that information professionals have strong opinions when it comes to weeding, but weeding your library’s collection is a vital piece of collection development. Removing an item from the library is often difficult, but weeding can make your collection more accessible and more attractive to your patrons. In this course, attendees will learn about techniques for collection assessment, including how to establish evaluation criteria that fits your library, how to develop sound weeding policies, best practices and techniques for weeding your collection, and how to communicate about the process to your staff and patrons.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Identify commonly used weeding practices and methods
  • Evaluate your library's collection
  • Develop and execute a weeding plan
  • Incorporate your weeding plan and practices into your library's collection development policy
Target Audience: 
Staff of all levels and library types involved with collection development and maintenance.


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Session Duration: 
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
Continuing Education Credit
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