The optics of weeding is an often-overlooked part of the weeding process. No one wants to have to lock their dumpsters or appear on the news accused of book burning! In this hour-long session with Rebecca Vnuk, author of The Weeding Handbook: A Shelf-by-Shelf Guide, attendees will:
Learn how to get your staff (or administration) thinking positively about the weeding process
Learn how to best communicate with the public on the topic of weeding
Discuss weeding as overall ongoing collection management, helping avoid the need for intimidating projects that can be misconstrued
Rebecca Vnuk is the Executive Director of LibraryReads. She has an MLIS from Dominican University and worked as a public librarian for a decade before becoming the editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach at Booklist magazine. Rebecca is the author of three reference books on the topic of Women’s Fiction, as well as a best-selling book on weeding library collections. She was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2010 and was the 2010 PLA Allie Beth Martin Award Winner for distinguished Readers Advisory Service. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and two tween sons (both of whom still love to read, whew!).