[Library Media] Weeding books

Luanne Olson_media olson at alpinedistrict.org
Fri May 15 08:31:45 MDT 2015


Follow district policy!  There is generally district guidelines on getting
rid of items purchased with district funds.

*My biggest pet peeve is filling schools and teacher's classrooms with old,
dated, worn-out books. *

On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 8:28 AM, Nancy Rountree <
nrountree at spectrumcharter.org> wrote:

> My weeded books are first offered to teachers for classroom libraries, to
> the art teacher for altered books or collages then placed in a box for
> students to rifle through then to the recycle bin.
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> I hadn't thought about misinformation in non-fiction...I think I'll add an
> age addendum to my policy...thanks Joseph.
>
> On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 8:21 AM, Joseph Nielsen <
> Joseph.Nielsen at slcschools.org> wrote:
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>>  Yes, you need to know what the policies of the District are. Some have
>> the requirement the they be sold to the public – hence the 50-cent Book
>> Sale at so many libraries. I have clearance from our District offices to
>> distribute them if I so decide. So – I trash the Non-Fiction (because of
>> the possibility of miss-information) after having the cover removed from
>> the book, so that I don’t get it back. The fiction and picture books I will
>> put out for students to take, knowing that some of my students do not have
>> home libraries. After a week or so, those remaining also go the way of the
>> recycling bin.
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>> Joseph R. Nielsen
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>> Library Technology Teacher
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>> Hawthorne Elementary
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>> Salt Lake City School District
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>> *From:* library-media [mailto:library-media-bounces at lists.uen.org] *On
>> Behalf Of *Heather Anderson
>> *Sent:* Thursday, May 14, 2015 1:53 PM
>> *To:* library-media at lists.uen.org
>> *Subject:* [Library Media] Weeding books
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>> Hi All!
>>
>>           I have been weeding out books from my library and feel guilty
>> about getting rid of them.  I was planning on giving them to our local
>> thrift shop or Deseret Industries, but was wondering if there are any other
>> options out there.  What do you do with your old books?  Keep in mind these
>> are REALLY old, most haven’t been checked out since 1999 or earlier.
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>>           Thanks in advance for your help!!
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>> Heather Anderson
>> Media Specialist
>> Juab High School
>> heather.anderson at juabsd.org
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Luanne Olson
Director of Instructional Media
Alpine School District
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American Fork, UT 84003
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