Culling Your Collection: The Fine Art of Weeding
An ALCTS webcast.
Weeding (or deselection) is an integral part of library collection management. Eliminating outdated, worn, or trivial items from your shelves can enhance the appeal of your collection and increase circulation. Topics covered in this session include:
- understanding and using the CREW (continuous review evaluation weeding) criteria from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission
- creating a manageable weeding plan
- collection development policies for withdrawal and disposal of materials
Who Should Attend
Anyone with an interest in the topic is encouraged to attend.
Keri Cascio is a Branch Manager for the St. Charles (MO) City-County Library District. She has taught workshops on cataloging, interlibrary loan, and technology trends for Missouri libraries, and is a member of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee. Keri lives by the popular motto “If It’s too dirty to read in bed, it’s too dirty to be on your shelf.”