Hoarding is not collection development

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Shelf Reading and Shifting ALB

change 1Like any collection, monitoring, shifting and keeping it fresh is the job of the librarian. Awful Library Books is no exception. ALB began as a platform to preach about the perils of ignoring a collection. Since we are still here almost five years later, we decided to expand our mission a bit. ALB will now include some of our own experiences and advice we have for taming a collection. To begin with, we have posted basic articles on getting started in collection management, weeding, etc. If you are a newbie, you will find this particularly helpful. Also, you will be happy to know that since we both have the attention span of fly, these articles are pretty short and to the point.

Regular ALB postings will continue, but now we have added a tab on the menu called Practical Librarian. Feel free to join us for some quick and dirty professional development.


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Knock Knock Giveaway!

Who wants to win not one, not two, but THREE awesome prizes from Knock Knock? That’s right, folks, we’ve teamed up again with Knock Knock for a three-prize giveaway for National Library Week. You can win a Personal Library Kit, pictured left, as well as a Reading Rumpus and a bookmark pad of your choice, such as those pictured below.

Simply comment on this post and tell us why you’d like to win. Three winners will be chosen at random by our trusty WordPress contest plug-in. One entry per person, please. Knock Knock has also asked us to limit winners to U.S. residents. The contest closes at midnight (12:00am EST) on Saturday, April 19, 2014, which is the last day of National Library Week.

But wait, there’s more! Awful Library Books readers will receive 25% off the Personal Library Kit by entering the code AWFUL at checkout. This is a one-time use code that ends on April 20, 2014.

Update: This contest is now closed. Winners will be notified the week of 4/21/2014!

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Best of the Worst 2013 Part 2

We had lots of candidates for our top contenders. The trick is narrowing down some of these choices. Both Holly and I agreed that the book that helped you make your mind so strong that you could actually increase the size of your breasts had to be included. Because if you get super mind power, the first thing you should do is increase your bra size.

Full post here: Think BIG BREASTS!

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