More space, fewer books at Winona library Winona Post The city of Winona staff downsized the collection at the Winona Public Library (WPL) last month to increase visibility of the buildings' interior architecture and, possibly, to make room for a...
You are never going to please everyone regarding weeding - everyone has their own idea of what should and shouldn't be removed from a collection. Not sure about the "if it's not borrowed, it's gone" policy - sometimes a book can wait a while to find its audience. Perhaps they could look at their promotional program at the same time to work out WHY those items are not be being borrowed and how to address that? A holistic rather than a knee-jerk approach is what is needed, always.
Little by little embracing reinvention. With limited space and limited staff resources, doing what I can. Schools are slightly different (esp K-12) in the praticalities, but the philosophy should be the same. To collaborate, to explore, to identify the new limits. First small step? Cancelling subs to newspapers nobody (except one library staffer) was reading, that were costing $35 per week. Bringing in magazines that students are asking for, at a cost of about $60 per month - cheaper and more relevant - what more could I ask? Of course it's the thin end of a very BIG wedge, but one has to start somewhere!
This is exactly what all libraries need to be thinking about - how can they remain relevant in a rapidly changing society with changing needs? The key is flexibility, imaginative spaces and a willingness to take the Library out of its own "space" to the users too.
“ Top 10 E-Book Trends of 2013: Apple Loses; Amazon Wins; Prices Drop PBS MediaShift ... but the library would only need to purchase the e-book once. Hachette also made a deal with Follett to sell Follett's educational material to school libraries.”
About to use these to link students to books from promotional posters in the Library! Planning a treasure hunt next year using these where students have to complete a story by using QR codes linking them to the catalogue, and dewey references to fill in the gaps!
Hello all, Our next live show will air on Wednesday, the 23 of October at 11:30am. We will have Steven Bell – AUL of Research & Instructional Services – former ACRL President.The topic will be: The Role of the Blended Librarian.
This is exactly how I see myself in the Library world. Searching, experimenting and using every tool I can to find better, more accurate and more interesting information and content for myself and my students!