A Partial Index to What’s Out There
Collection Development Training for Arizona Libraries–CDT –a comprehensive site
Weeding the Library Media Center Collections–State of Iowa, Department of Education
Weeding Course from the Alternate Basic Library Education/ABLE Courses at the Idaho State Library
Culling Your Collection: The Fine Art of Weeding–ALA-Association for Library Collections and Technical Services webinar
Collection Management pages, Jefferson County, Kentucky Public Schools — Weeding Manual, Jefferson County, Kentucky Public Schools
Library of Congress Collection Development & the Internet ListServ List
Collection Management Policy Guidelines, Montana State Library
Guidelines for Weeding Library Materials–Alachua County, Florida
Weeding as a part of collection development by Pamela K. Kramer, 2002
Culling Your Collection: The Fine Art of Weeding, An ALA/ALCTS webcast
Weeding Library Collections: A Selected Annotated Bibliography for Library Collection Evaluation–ALA Library Fact Sheet Number 15
Information Access & Delivery: Collection Maintenance & Weeding from the School Library Media Specialist online course
Weeding the library collection–online course at OCLC WebJunction
Libraries & Weeding The Facts Library Director’s Edition Upper Hudson NY Library System
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:
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