The Book Finder: A Guide to Children’s Literature about the Needs and Problems of Youth Aged 2-15
Time to consider weeding those professional collections.
Submitter: My library is doing away with its reference collection; items will be re-integrated into the circulating collection or weeded. I found this particular book in the juvenile reference section, on a very dusty shelf that never gets touched. While I like the idea of being able to find a book on a particular topic when a child is asking for it, there are many, many other sources I would use before I would pick up this particular volume. It’s ridiculously dated, and most of the titles in this book aren’t even in our collection anymore. I could see it being a useful addition to a SLIS library or archive, but in a public library it’s just taking up valuable shelf space.
Holly: We have a new “book finder” these days. It’s called the online catalog.
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