Weeding in the Garden of Good & Evil

Weeding in the Garden of Good & Evil

Registration and Networking: 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Program: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Weeding your library's collection can be a daunting task, but it is a critical component to providing excellent library service to your community. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools and enthusiasm that you will need to assess your collection and make decisions on what material needs to be weeded out of it. Our approach to weeding is that it isn't the irresponsible disposal of the library's property, but rather a part of the public service to borrowers, that of maintaining the best possible collection for the community.

The workshop will cover:

  • The purpose of weeding
  • Criteria for weeding decisions
  • The mechanics of weeding
  • Developing a weeding policy
  • Resources for disposal of weeded material
  • Practice weeding

Please note: Parking is available in the Town Parking lot off Wall Street behind the Post Office located on the opposite corner. On-street parking near the library is available only for two hours. http://www.scrantonlibrary.org/library/map-and-directions/

Participants are welcome to bring beverages and snacks.

Date:
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Time:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Presenter:
Linda Williams and Maria Bernier
Location:
E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, Other location
Categories:
DLD Workshop

Free. Registration is required.

To register for a DLD workshop or webinar, you must be a current staff member, Friend, or Board Member/Trustee of a library in CT. If you are an unemployed librarian in CT, please contact Steve Cauffman (stephen.cauffman@ct.gov  or 860-704-2223) to register.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a workshop you have registered for, please remember to cancel at least 3 days in advance so we can give your spot to someone else. You can cancel via the link in your confirmation email, or by contacting Steve Cauffman stephen.cauffman@ct.gov | (860) 704-2223.

Those who miss (without cancelling) 3 events within a 6-month period will be placed on the waiting list when registering for future events. Be sure to sign in when you arrive for any workshop.

Inclement Weather Policy

For all in-person workshops offered by the CT State Library, Division of Library Development:

If the public schools in the town where the workshop is to be held close due to weather, the workshop will be canceled. If the schools have a delay, the workshop will go on as scheduled.

For the most up-to-date information, call us at 860-704-2200.

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Continuing Education workshops and the professional development collection are funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.