Weeding 101: What to Keep, What to Toss, and What to Replace (archived webinar)

This is an archived webinar.  You will receive a magic link
to watch it via email the day before it is scheduled.  But don't let this
fool you.  The magic link allows you to view it at any time...day or

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in
length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all
other libraries.  Enjoy.


 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 Eliminating outdated,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.


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


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.


 SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Event Type: 
Issues and Trends
Online Course
Thursday, December 12, 2019 (All day)