Tips for Weeding your Library

To maintain a robust library requires periodic evaluations of your library's resources.  Weeding obsolete, damaged, and unused books is a simple way to ensure a collection that is relevant and useful for all of your patrons. However, eliminating books is never an easy process.  Here is a quick acronym that can help as you sort through your collection.

Avoid A "Mustie" Library

Here are tips to help you determine if a book should go.

Misleading

Factually inaccurate or out of date

Ugly

Worn out beyond mending or rebinding

Superseded

A new edition or better source available

Trivial

No discernible literary or scientific merit

Irrelevant

No longer pertinent to the needs and interests of your organization or its readers

Elsewhere

Easily borrowed or researched from another source




For more tips and advice for weeding your library click on the following link:


You will find information on:

   * Setting a Weeding Policy
     * Surveying your Collection
* Exceptions to Consider
 * Discarding Information

For more help, check out Perma-Bound's Manage My Collection Tool to help you maintain your library and resources!






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