Weeding is a lot like Fight Club…we don’t like to talk about it. As libraries evolve into community spaces that encourage creativity and participatory experiences, it becomes more and more imperative that the collections we have are an integral part of sparking curiosity. Old, dirty and outdated materials crammed tightly onto shelves is a practice more hoarder than librarian. It’s time to unleash your inner book snob.
Don’t know where to start? This archived webinar will help you gain confidence in building a strong and popular collection that encourages visibility and promotes serendipitous discovery at your library.
Library Journal has an article covering various considerations when weeding your collection.