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Friday, November 6 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Weeding Fast & Slow: Trying to Solve Both Immediate and Ongoing Concerns

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After a long period without a systematic approach to weeding, we found ourselves with more books than space. To complicate matters further, we were also facing the possibility that we’d be losing shelving units within the next several years. In order to try and find a way forward, a weeding task force was created, including members from Collections, Metadata, Access Services and Reference & Instruction. The task force did a pilot with two liaison librarians, which involved a targeted review of older items with no recent circulation history. This approach seemed to work well so the process was rolled to all liaison librarians. While we have encountered some complications, we’ve been very pleased with how our librarians have embraced this process. This poster will outline the data we collected to inform our process, the logistical concerns we encountered and how we plan to try to make weeding an annual process rather than a project driven event. Attendees will learn about different strategies that they may wish to employ, and complications that may emerge, when implementing a new approach to weeding.

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Amelia Brunskill

Coordinator of Collections & Scholarly Resources, DePaul University
Amelia Brunskill is the Coordinator of Collections & Scholarly Resources at DePaul University. She was previously DePaul's Electronic Resources Librarian and prior to that she was the Liaison Librarian for the Sciences at Dickinson College, in Carlisle, PA. She received her MSIS from... Read More →

Friday November 6, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm EST
Grand Cypress Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott