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About the Authors

Mary Kelly and Holly Hibner are public librarians in Michigan.  We have worked together since 1998.  We both have a passion for books and libraries, so we created this web site to share some of the cool (and, if we’re being honest, not so cool) old books that are gracing library shelves everywhere.

We are available for conference presentations, staff in-services,  and webinars. We can happily discuss collection quality, maintenance, development, policy, and weeding.  Hey – name your topic and we’ll enlighten you with our wisdom!

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We are also available for consulting.  We can:

  • Help your library update collection management policies
  • Write collection management plans
  • Write weeding plans
  • Weed and re-organize your collections
  • Select materials for opening day or other special collections
  • Write proposals for new collections
  • Create summer reading programs
  • Train staff to do all of the above

These are just a few examples – let us know what you had in mind for other library work.

Check out our CV below and contact us at submit (at) awfullibrarybooks.net

Sample Collection Management Policy – Download the .docx so you can customize for your own use
Sample Collection Development Policy #2 – another .docx you can customize

Presentations on Slideshare

We have presented at quite a few library conferences on a variety of subjects. Check out our Slideshare page to see our presentations.