Photography Basics: an introduction for young people
Submitter: I’m a school librarian at a K-6 elementary school. While weeding my 700’s this past year I found this book about photography: Photography Basics by Vick Owens-Knudsen published in 1983. Most of my kids wouldn’t know what film was if they saw it! Digital photography is all they’ve ever known. I’ll be looking for a more modern replacement.
Holly: If this was an adult or artist oriented title it might have some merit in public library collection depending on size and scope of collection. I know film still has fans among photography buffs. Might make a neat display, but pretty useless for a K-6 library 700’s collection!
Mary: Photography always strikes me as a odd area when talking about weeding. It has elements of art that seems to be timeless but also the technology that ages quickly. I have also had a variety of skill levels and interest even in small libraries, so the scope of the collection is tricky too. Again, I know we sound like a broken record here, but this is topic that you would need not just good circ data, but also a solid knowledge of the interest/skill level of your library users. Take a look at some of these old posts:
How about Video? Tormenting People with Video
Of course I just couldn’t ignore our Celine Dion Art or Nightmare post either.