Weeding Your Collection Webinar

August 23, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ohio Library Council via Zoom

sponsored by Children’s Services Division

Register at my OLC | Registration Deadline: 8/16/22

Registration Fees:
Member: $35* | Non-member: $70

*OLC Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional Member Libraries

Webinar Overview:
Weeding is an integral part of library collection management. Eliminating outdated and worn items from your shelves can enhance the appeal of your collection and increase circulation. But weeding can be difficult. It’s hard to part with beloved books—and find the time to go through the shelves, book-by-book, to decide what to keep and what to weed. During this webinar, you will discuss the challenges and benefits of weeding your library, different ways to approach weeding, and resources that can help as you set out to weed your library and make it the best it can be!

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Mary Schreiber

Mary Schreiber is a Collection Development Specialist at Cuyahoga County Public and her specialty is the selection of youth materials. Prior to this she was a Children’s Librarian. Schreiber is an active member of the American Library Association and the Association for Library Services to Children. She helped develop ALSC’s Championing Children’s Services Toolkit and is the author of Partnering with Parents: Boosting Literacy for All Ages. She served on the 2012 Geisel Award Committee, the 2016 Newbery Award Committee and the 2021 Caldecott Committee.

Intended Audience: Library staff, especially those serving children and teens, who are interested in collection management.

What’s Included: Participation in the live webinar and/or access to the archived version at a later date, resources (if applicable) provided by the presenter.

NOTE: Webinar invitations and access information will be sent via e-mail. Please check that your correct e-mail address is listed in your my OLC profile page.

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this webinar counts as (1) continuing education contact hour of credit.

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies Addressed: Collection Management