Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Jul-Aug: Weeding for Your Library’s Health (Infopeople)

An Infopeople online course, July 22, 2014 – August 18, 2014

Although not glamorous, weeding is a necessary aspect of keeping the library collection both healthy and responsive to current and future community needs. Unfortunately, because of uncertainties about how to begin, weeding is often misunderstood and almost as often neglected. Suitable for library staff at every level, this course is designed to move you beyond uncertainty about how to get started and keep you motivated to continue weeding by providing you with:
•    The basic tenets of a sound weeding plan
•    A clear understanding of the connections between collection development and collection weeding
•    Practical assistance in identifying weeding decisions related to print, multimedia, and online library collections
•    How to communicate appropriately and effectively about weeding with those in and beyond the library

Fee: $75 for those in the California library community and Infopeople Partners, $150 for all others.
For a complete course description and to register go to