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 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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