[Library Media] Weeding Books

Sarah Herron Sarah.Herron at slcschools.org
Fri May 15 13:29:15 MDT 2015

I love it!

Sarah G. Herron
Library Technology Teacher, M. Ed.
East High School
840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
Email: sarah.herron at slcschools.org<mailto:sarah.herron at slcschools.org>
Phone: 801-583-1661, x2202
Fax: 801-584-2927

"In the non-stop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us the floaties and teach us how to swim." --Linton Weeks, Washington Post

From: library-media [mailto:library-media-bounces at lists.uen.org] On Behalf Of Voni Roat
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2015 1:28 PM
To: Brian Ferguson
Cc: library-media at lists.uen.org
Subject: Re: [Library Media] Weeding Books

I have also used the old books -- that are bound very well (but boring awful books or out of date, etc) to make a "diary."  Book Club or Craft Club kids choose one of the books that may have some interest to them (ie they like the subject or pictures) and we spray paint the outside black, then later cover (glue) it with sticks, beads, rocks or ???... Let them design their own... swirl yarn on it? fabric?

Inside glue pages you have written on or typed upon-- diary info. Also glue in memories-- ie  tickets to movies, a feather you found????? whatever. You can cut out (hollow out) a section large enough to glue in something 3D.  It can turn into quite a treasure. The pictures they like can still show, but cover up most of the text that is not of interest to them.   ---you get the idea...

Voni Rivas Roat, Library Media Teacher
South Cache 8-9 Center
10 South 480 West
Hyrum, UT 94319
(435) 245-6433  ext 1127
voni.roat at ccsdut.org<mailto:voni.roat at ccsdut.org>


Let me help you find a great book to read!

Amazing what a difference 10 years & "10" pounds makes...  :-)

On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 1:00 PM, Brian Ferguson <BFERGUSON at dsdmail.net<mailto:BFERGUSON at dsdmail.net>> wrote:
Tear off the cover, Cut or shred the pages, Discard.

Doing the above can be HARD for those of us who love books, but a school library is NOT an archive. Try to remember WHY you decided to weed the book. Was it worn out? Out of date? Contained wrong information? No longer checked out? Author unknown to current students?

If the book meets any of these criteria, why would you want someone else to have the book? Replace the good ones with new copies, and let go of the rest.

It’s called “weeding” for a reason.

   Brian Ferguson
South Davis Jr. High
Teacher Librarian

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