This was a two day training attended by several of our librarians:
- Do you have one?
- What should it include?
- Determine Customers
- Determine Budget
- Determine Content area needed by having collection analyzed (use census data)
- Determine Weeding Criteria
- How do libraries address (public and school)
- Suggested books that align with Core
- Perma Bound Common Core suggestions
Where do you go to look for books? How do you decide which books to order?
Book Award sites
Promoting your Library
- Shelf Talkers with personal notes
- Promote in school newsletter
- Social Media
- Have students review and post (video, signs, post its in book)
- Put little used books on display
- What is your policy on accepting donations?
- Do you have something in writing?
- Use for sending home with students with overdue books
- Book Art-Christmas ornaments
- Why weed?
- Students can find newer materials easier
- Books with inaccurate data (Pluto is a Planet, One day we will walk on the moon)
- Students will not come back if all the choices are outdated
- Make way for the new
- Room on shelf to highlight books face out
- How to decide?
- Run reports (date last seen, books not checked out)
- Visual Assessment
- Put the books on display, or share with class by genre, if no interest, may be time to weed
- Do you have an emotional attachment? (“Let it go”)
- What can you do with discards?
- What is your discard policy?
- Set goals for small areas or a weeding calendar
- Check out these resources for weeding and collection development
- Where should we put it?
- What do we call it?
- How to sort in OPAC?
- How do you determine which genre?
- How do students find/navigate library?
- What are the Pros and Cons?
- How do patrons search
- How do patrons browse
Where to now?
- Create a Collection Development Plan
- Create a Weeding Plan
- Create Goals for improvements
- Document your work
Thanks to Ruby Cheeseman of Salt Lake County Library for providing the documents and a great training!