PCI Webinar with Jill Burket Ragase
Weeding 101: What to Keep, What to Toss, and What to Replace
Competency: Collection Development and Management
Sub-Category: Develops policies for weeding the collection, handling donations and gifts, and disposing of obsolete materials
Deselection is an integral part of collection management, but often falls to the side in the busy world of planning programs, serving patrons and day to day operations. Eliminating outdated, worn, or trivial items can not only improve circulation, but maximize the impact of your collection on the community.
In this interactive webinar program, Jill Burket Ragase will give you a variety of tools that you will be able to use to:
Maintain the quality and relevance of your collection through ongoing evaluation including use of the CREW method
Identify items for acquisition and deselection
Developing policies for the withdraw and disposal of materials
Weeding is the less glamorous side of collection management. It can be a tricky task. What goes? What stays? What if I need that some day? Yet, weeding is critically important for a vibrant, quality collection. This dose of simple, practical guidelines with specific criteria will inspire a fresh take on your collection.
Jill Burket Ragase ~ Biography
Jill Burket Ragase has worked as a Children’s Librarian and Collection Development Librarian in several states as an MLS Librarian and now is an independent library consultant and children’s services expert. She has made professional presentations at various professional conferences on children’s programming.