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The weeding handbook : a shelf-by-shelf guide

Author: Rebecca Vnuk
Publisher: Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Vnuk
ISBN: 9780838913277 083891327X
OCLC Number: 908107263
Notes: Includes index.
Suggested readings: pages 185-186.
Description: xix, 196 pages : illustrations, charts ; 23 cm
Contents: 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.
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