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Saturday, April 21 • 12:20pm - 1:00pm
Weed Them and Reap

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Have you ever tried to pull a book from the library shelf just to have it so jam-packed that you struggle to pull the book from the shelf? Have you ever browsed your library collection and left empty handed because you couldn’t find current materials on the subject? Have you ever searched for and found the material you were hoping for, just to find it so tattered and unkempt that you decided not to take it home because you didn’t want to touch it? If this sounds like an experience you have had at your library, you might have a weeding problem. This presentation addresses these questions and many more including why a library should weed, how weeding increases circulation and turnover rates, and how weeding makes the library collection more attractive to borrowers. Join us in all the ins and outs in why and how a library should implement a weeding process.

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MaryKay Dahlgreen

Free Agent
MaryKay Dahlgreen was State Librarian of Oregon from March 2012 to March 2018. Prior to her appointment she served seven years as the Program Manager for Library Development and nine years as the Youth Services Consultant.

Emily O'Neal

Technical Services Manager, Deschutes Public Library
Emily recently became the Technical Services Manager for Deschutes Public Library in Bend, Oregon. She relocated to Bend in late April of 2016 from Steamboat Springs, Colorado where she was the Technical Services and Collection Management Librarian for Bud Werner Memorial Library... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 12:20pm - 1:00pm PDT
Sousa Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA