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Friday, November 6 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Libraries in a Bind: Practical Solutions and Human Responses to a Weeding Mandate

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Many university libraries are currently engaged in major weeding projects as they reduce their print book collections to make room for new space configurations to accommodate emerging library trends such as makerspaces and transitioning toward a predominately e-book collection. To address such a deselection project effectively requires both practical solutions and tact in dealing with faculty who seriously value their collection of print books. Librarians from two universities will share practical approaches to managing a large weeding project and for dealing diplomatically with book users affected. Representatives for deselection project services will also offer insights into their logistic support for handling the weeding project. Ample time will be provided for discussion where collection librarians can candidly discuss both the practical problems and user concerns faced when sandwiched between the demands of a major weeding project and the needs of faculty and students in book-reliant disciplines.

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William B. Meyer, Inc.

Library Relocation Specialist, William B. Meyer
Premiere archival relocation and handling specialists who offer state-of-the-art depository level storage. For libraries and institutions looking for a high-quality, affordable storage service for their valuable volumes and other materials, our facility offers significant storage... Read More →

Kathy Marks

Strategic Sales Director-Libraries, Better World Books

Christina Mayberry

Collection Development Coordinator, Oviatt Library of California State University-Northridge
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Alex McAllister

Humanities Librarian, Appalachian State University
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Allan Scherlan

Social Sciences Librarian, Appalachian State University
Allan Scherlen is the collections management librarian for the social sciences at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. Allan has published articles on various issues related to collection management, publishing, open access, and international librarianship in Collection Development... Read More →

Friday November 6, 2015 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Carolina Ballroom B, Francis Marion Hotel