Weeding, or deselection, of library materials is just as important as selection to maintaining a healthy, timely and robust library collection of new materials.
General Weeding Resources
- Why we weed
- The Six Benefits of Weeding according to the CREW manual
- Excuses to Weeding and Why They Don’t Hold Water *taken from Less is more a practical guide to weeding school library collections
- Encouraging the Hesitant Weeder from the CREW manual
Weeding Guidelines and Manuals
Various weeding guidelines and manuals for different types and sizes of libraries can be found here.
On January 31, 2013, Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly from the Awful Library Books Blog presented a Weeding Workshop at the SELCO offices. The morning session was recorded and is available here.