Conference Proceeding: Strategies for Weeding the Small Library Collection

Susan Freiband will discuss the following in her presentation: the justification, rationale and benefits of weeding; qualities or skills useful in carrying out a successful weeding project in the small library; what is needed to know about the collection in order to carry out a weeding project; planning the weeding project and who should be involved; key decisions to be made, what should be documented and how; the connection between weeding and other aspects of collection development; specific techniques or strategies used to weed the collection; follow-up to weeding, including disposal of weeded items, and options available.