Are you intimidated by weeding? Not the dandelion kind, the book kind? Then this course is for you! We’ll learn about goals for weeding (hint: it’s all about keeping your collection healthy and your patrons happy) and collecting the information you need to weed effectively. Then we’ll learn how to create a weeding plan that helps to overcome some of the most common challenges and pitfalls of the weeding process, including tricky areas like weeding online resources and communicating with patrons.
At a glance
A pass/fail grade will be based on reading the freely available assigned readings, participating in online discussions, and working through a hands-on exercise to create a simple weeding plan.
- Goals for weeding
- Collecting information needed for weeding
- Establishing weeding criteria
- Communicating with patrons about weeding
- Challenges of weeding
- Creating a weeding plan
Bronwen Masemann is a Faculty Associate Librarian at the University of Wisconsin – Madison iSchool Library.