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Thursday, May 2 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
...WE CHALLENGE OUR WEEDING ASSUMPTIONS? CRITICAL THINKING FOR BALANCED COLLECTION MANAGEMENT

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In an era of shifting usage patterns and demands on
library space, extreme weeding has become the new
normal for many libraries. Collection analytics tools, used thoughtfully, can save time and help refresh collections. However, a quantitative approach can privilege certain criteria, sometimes in counterproductive ways. Likewise, “weeding by feel” can replicate biases or blind spots. By unearthing assumptions about weeding, we can generate collection strategies for maintaining diverse, locally relevant, and vital collections. This program will explore these issues within the context of public, academic and school libraries.
Sponsor: ACRL-MD This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Miriam DesHarnais

Miriam DesHarnais

Research and Instruction Librarian and Liaison to Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle and Secondary Education, Towson University
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Shana Gass

Towson University, Towson University
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Todd Krueger

Selector, Collection Development, Baltimore County Public Library


Thursday May 2, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Windjammer

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