In Pursuit of a Convenient, Curriculum-Correlated Collection
|Fiction for the 70s
Weeding, Feeding, and Arranging the Collection:
|Just a few fiction books
We have completed three major weeding initiatives in the past few years.
- In 2008, we removed from circulation about 3,000 books that were a part of the original 1880s collection. These 100-plus year old books were placed in a rare book area.
- In 2009, we weeded the reference section by 3,000 volumes, and moved half of what was left of the print reference to the circulating collection. At that time we added 45 electronic encyclopedias to our online reference.
- Then in 2010 we removed all of the books over fifty years old. We carefully sorted the books to save those first editions and other rare books from this group.
Now, after this workshop, I am at it again.
Step 1: Removing the damaged books from fiction
Step 2: Grouping into sections Middle School Fiction, YA fiction, and Adult bestsellers.
Step 4: Working on special genre sections [Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Romance, etc.]
|Middle School Fiction