Weed? In Denver?: Collection Maintenance at DPL and Fort Worth
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 505-507
There’s more to weeding than CREW and MUSTIE. Two libraries share their tools and tips for establishing a standard approach to weeding. These include guidelines, best practices, training, reports, weed disposal, and strategies for handling the impact of floating. We’ll share context and training for staff to help them effectively communicate what’s happening with the collection when users ask about shifts and weeding.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Learn from our mistakes to create a dynamic and engaged team of library staff with passion for collection maintenance.
2: Organize and delegate collection maintenance tasks throughout your library system.
3: Take home DPL weeding guidelines and a weeding annual calendar.
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 1: People with no previous knowledge of the topic.
This session will have: Medium interaction: single speaker/panel with questions or audience participation throughout
Tags: Collections/Tech Services, Collection Development, Guidelines and Standards, Partnerships, Public Services, Technical Services
Rachel Fewell, Collection Services Manager
Denver Public Library, Denver, CO
Rachel Fewell was the Collection Services Manager and has recently been promoted to the Central Library Administrator at the Denver Public Library. She has worked in Colorado libraries for over 10 years with an emphasis on collections and technical services. Rachel is passionate about connecting users with the information they desire.
Deborah Duke, Collection Management Administrator
Fort Worth Library, ,
Deborah Duke has been in collection management for almost 30 years, from Springfield (MA) City Library to Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library to her current position in Fort Worth, where she oversees selection, acquisitions, cataloging, processing, circulation, interlibrary loan, collection maintenance, and the Library's ILS. She's the most annoying kind of weeder--a reformed hoarder.