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Looking for a better way to weed more effectively and to develop what is in your collection? If you do, it sounds like you need a plan!

This webinar will teach you the steps and processes you need to create an ongoing weeding and inventory plan custom made for your library. We’ll cover everything from getting your administration on board with your plan to the things you’ll need before and during the implementation of the plan you’ll customize for your library. You’ll also learn how to use the data collected to shape your collection development decisions in order to maintain a dynamic, relevant, and current library collection.

In this interactive and informative program, you’ll:

         Understand the best practices in how to convince decision makers to allow the implementation of an ongoing weeding plan
         Learn what tools and supplies needed to develop and implement and ongoing weeding plan
         Learn how to use the data collected from the weeding process to shape collection development decisions

Original broadcast March 12, 2019

Biography ~ Karen Nelson
Karen Nelson has been the Collection Strategy Supervisor with Suffolk Public Library (SPL) since 2016. In her time at SPL, Karen has worked on special collection development such as circulating Wi-Fi mobile hotspots, cake pans, book club kits, and kid’s adventure backpacks. In addition she has helped streamline tech services, acquisitions, collection maintenance, and cataloging processes. She has used her background in retail merchandising and management to shape the collection marketing, display, and purchasing efforts at SPL. Prior to her time at SPL, Karen was the Adult Services Librarian and acting Branch Manager of Portsmouth Public Library’s Main Library.