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Weeding in Libraries

Weeding in Libraries

A Partial Index to What’s Out There

A Short Bibliography of Weeding Tools, Articles, & How To’s

  • Baumbach, Donna J. & Linda L. Miller Less is more: A Practical Guide to Weeding School Library Collections Chicago: ALA, 2006.

  • Berry, John N. “The weeding war/blatant Berry.” Library Journal, November 12, 2013, p.1-3.

  • Dilevka, Juris & Lisa Gottlieb. Weed to achieve: a fundemental part of the public library mission? Library collections, acquisitions, & technical services 27 (2003), 73-96

  • Dreyer, Sharon Spredemann. The Bookfinder: a guide to children’s literature about the needs and problems of youth aged 2 and up. Volume 4 annotation of books published 1983 through 1986. Circle Pines, MN: American Guidance Service, 1989. Look for other volumes in this series (Volume 5, 1994).

  • Fichtelberg, Susan & Bridget Dealy Volz. Primary Genreflecting: A Guide to Picture Books and Easy Readers. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2010. ISBN 1-56308-9076.

  • Gwinnett County (GA) Public Library Weeding Manual. 2nd edition. Chicago: PLA, 2002.

  • Granger’s index to poetry. New York: Columbia University Press.

  • H. W. Wilson Company Core Collections series, Index to Children’s Poetry, Play Index, Short Story Index, etc.

  • Hearne, Betsy Gould and Deborah Stevenson. Choosing books for children : a commonsense guide. 3rd edition.Urbana, Ill. : University of Illinois Press, 2000, C.1999. ISBN: 0-25206-9285.

  • Johnson, Douglas A. “Weeding a neglected collection.” School Library Journal, November 1990, p. 48.

  • Libraries Unlimited Best Books for. . .Series, A to Zoo, & Genreflecting series.

  • Local lists used in school districts, such as recommended reading lists and Accelerated Reader lists.

  • Larson, Jeanette. The CREW method: a weeding method for modern libraries. Revised and updated. Austin: Texas State Library, 2008.

  • National Council of Teachers of English series–includes Adventuring with books: a booklist for pre-K–grade 6, Your reading: a booklist for junior high and middle school students, Books for you: a booklist for senior high students & many other booklists.

  • The Newbery and Caldecott awards: a guide to the medal and honor books. 2015 edition. Association for Library Service to Children. Chicago: ALA, 2015. Annual. ISSN 1070-4493.

  • Orr, Cynthia & Diana Tixier Herald, editors. Genreflecting: a guide to popular reading interests. 7th edition. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2013. ISBN 1-159884-8402.

  • Slote, Stanley J. Weeding library collections: library weeding methods. 4th edition. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited (ABC-CLIO), 1997.

  • Tixier, Diana. Teen genreflecting 3. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2010. ISBN 1-59158-7298.

  • Vnuk, Rebecca. The Weeding Handbook: A Shelf-by-Shelf Guide. Chicago: ALA, 2015.

  • Winkle, Lois and Sue Kimmel. Mother Goose comes first: an annotated guide to the best books and recordings for your preschool child. New York: Henry Holt, 1990. ISBN 0-8050-1001-7.

Contact Information about the Weeding Workshop & the Presenters:

Our webpage is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend & colleague, Ron Winner.
Mary Downing, Retired
Nancy Iona Glick Director, Havana Public Library District
Martha Troxell RSA Database Manager & Training Coordinator