Once you have created your plan for de-selection what next?  There are many ways to determine what goes and what stays and usage and age are only two of them.  How do you deal with the digital collection?  What about resource sharing?  Should you sell, donate, or toss what you cull?  Are you applying this equally in all areas of your library including services related to collections? Make informed decisions without bias.

After this webinar participants will:

  • Be able to assess materials and services in terms of de-selection
  • Understand how to take a more holistic approach to weeding in all areas of the library
  • Be more aware of tools to assist in the de-selection process
  • Have new ideas of how to dispose of weeded materials 

Melissa Powell ~ Biography
Melissa Powell has worked for 35 years in libraries as a paraprofessional and degreed professional, in addition to a 4-year “retirement” to learn about the book & publishing industry.

She is an Independent Librarian currently teaching Cataloging Fundamentals and Collection Management both online and through state libraries, library consortia, and other education agencies.  She spent 2009 organizing a local history collection at a public library in the mountains of Colorado (“from boxes to shelves”), 2012-13 assisting with the setup and cataloging of a dual language university catalog, and regularly consults with school and public libraries on technical and public services.

Originally broadcast 05/27/2014