Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Weeding Books From Your Collection? Here Are 15 Resources

I'm currently in the process of inventory and weeding. Why both, you might ask? Well, as I go along scanning my books, I very often come across a book which looks like it has been here since our school was built. (1963) With old titles, such as "Disco King", a red light often often goes off and I check the card to see the last time the book was taken out. When you are dealing with a limited budget as I am, you sometimes have to keep that very, very old copy of "Gulliver's Travels" or "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" because it is a classic book. This list can also be found on the Teacher-Librarians page of this blog.

10 Ways to Give Weeded Books a Second Life



Be Proactive: Weed- School Library Monthly post

CREW: A Weeding Manual for Modern Libraries- a 93-page document from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Less is More: A Practical Guide to Weeding School Library Collections- book by Donna J. Baumbach and Linda L. Miller





Weeding Library Collections- this wiki includes great ideas on what to do with weeded books, including  book sales, donation and more.

Weeding Library Collections: A Selected Annotated Bibliography for Library Collection Evaluation-
ALA library fact sheet

Weeding and Maintenance of Reference Collections- book by Linda S. Katz

Weeding: A Practical Manual for Librarians- 7-page document from the Jefferson County Public Schools

Weeding the School Library- brochure from the California Department of Education



Weeding Your Library- simple page on basics from Perma-Bound Books

Weeding Your Library- tips from teacher-librarian Cindy

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