It's Okay to Throw it Away!

Weeding can often be a very contentious subject among staff, colleagues and the public. Many librarians panic at the thought of it, but it's actually one of the most effective tools at your disposal to improve your collections if done strategically and regularly. Getting rid of older, outdated and unused materials improves the public’s perception of what library's offer and increases circulation, not to mention how it makes shelves look cleaner and more user-friendly. Learn from two experienced Collection Development Librarians about how to make hard choices and avoid potential PR nightmares by weeding with purpose and confidence.


Morris Balacco, Fort Lee Public Library
Kenneth French, Montclair Public Library

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 4:10pm to 5:00pm


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