Weeding for Your Library's Health (an online course 10/19 - 11/15, 2010)

Event Type: Online/web-based

Topics: Books, Collections

Contact: Linda Rodenspiel

Date, Location

Tue, 10/19/2010 - 12:00pm - Wed, 10/20/2010 - 4:00pm


About the Event

This course promotes and provides learners with the ability to: •Identify which weeding methods are suited to which collections and situations. •Guide those engaged in the physical work of weeding so that activities maintain the collection's health as well as that of the staff and the collection's users. •Undertake the practical steps of a collection evaluation process that identifies materials in need of being weeded. •Design a weeding plan that addresses community and library needs. •Create speaking points to help inform stakeholders about the weeding process and its role in sound library stewardship. During the four weeks of the course you will have reading assignments, as well as weeding exercises to perform in your own library. There will be weekly meetings or online forums in which you will share with your co-learners. The instructor will provide sample plans, templates, cheat sheets, a webliography, as well as practical, useful tips that can be applied immediately.

Presented by: Francisca Goldsmith

Francisca worked most recently for the Halifax Public Libraries (Nova Scotia) and Berkeley Public Library (CA). She has managed branch services for a regional library system, served as the collection management librarian and head of teen services, and provided reference services in both academic and public libraries. Working with school and public library staff, she has provided training to support up-to-date reference assistance and to design local weeding projects. Francisca has taught a wide variety of Infopeople courses and also consults as a Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) trainer for staff development institutes.

Cost: $75 for those in the California library community and Infopeople Partners, $150 for all others.

To Register:

To view a complete description of "Weeding for Your Library's Health" and to register, go to http//infopeople.org/workshop/456

Event Website

Weeding for Your Library's Health (an online course)

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