It seems like every few months we get a flurry of angry comments, emails, etc. on how a certain title would be important for “historical preservation” or in a study of history. History buffs, collectors, and other lovers of the
One of the few job hazards of being a public librarian is that everyone asks you why a library has a certain policy or rule. Often it is in areas I can readily explain like Internet filtering, privacy, weeding, etc.
(This series was originally published in 2011. All data is as originally published, but the concepts and methods are still valid. Start with Shelf Balancing, Part 1.) Before…books on the very top shelves and very little extra space on any
(This series was originally published in 2011. The data is unchanged, since that was such a huge project, but the concepts and methods are still valid. Start with Shelf Balancing, Part 1.) I’ve got the numbers and I know what
(This series was originally written in 2011. All data is as originally published since it was such a big project at the time, but the methods and concepts presented are still valid. Start with Shelf Balancing, Part 1.) Let the
Originally published on March 1, 2011 at http://hhibner.blogspot.com/2011/03/shelf-balancing-study.html Image creative commons courtesy of https://www.flickr.com/photos/61056899 Comment from Holly on 11/19/2014: This is a series of posts I wrote in 2011. It was a HUGE project, so rather than update all the
Like 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
My library has a Materials Selection Policy that is roughly a page and a half long. We also have a separate, five page “Collection Management Guidelines” document for staff. Here’s the difference: Materials Selection Policy The word policy means it’s