Weeding Library Collections – II
It’s National Library Week! Holly and I have saved some library-oriented titles for this week. If you truly want to support libraries and librarians, write a nice check to your local library, or at least buy your favorite librarian a gift. I am trying to get my family to embrace this idea, but I don’t think it’s working.
To kick things off, I present the case for weeding a book about weeding. Slote has written quite a few books on collection management, and his latest was in 1997. Fortunately, there aren’t very many public libraries that have this sitting around gathering dust. Most of the holdings are in academic libraries. I would imagine that Slote’s work is appropriate for a library science collection. It looks like he systematically updated his work regularly, since he published regularly after this particular edition. Use today’s post as a reminder to weed your professional collection.