Culling Your Collection

Mar. 23, 2011
Location: Online Only

Culling Your Collection: The Fine Art of Weeding

Weeding (or deselection) is an integral part of library collection management. Eliminating outdated, worn, or trivial items from your shelves can enhance the appeal of your collection and increase circulation. Topics covered in this webinar include:

  • understanding and using the CREW (continuous review evaluation weeding) criteria from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • creating a manageable weeding plan
  • collection development policies for withdrawal and disposal of materials


Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in the topic is encouraged to attend.

Course Level & Prerequisites



Keri Cascio is a Branch Manager for the St. Charles (MO) City-County Library District. She has taught workshops on cataloging, interlibrary loan, and technology trends for Missouri libraries, and is a member of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee. Keri lives by the popular motto “If It’s too dirty to read in bed, it’s too dirty to be on your shelf.”

Date & Time

Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, 2pm Eastern

All sessions are intended to last one hour.

Credits &/or CEUs



Four webinars will be offered as a series between January and June 2011. They are: January 19: Savings in the Collection Budget; March 23: The Fine Art of Weeding; May 4: Organizing the Evaluation of Electronic Resources; May 25: Intellectual Property Issues for Librarians.

You may purchase any one of the sessions or the series of sessions. If you purchase the series after some of the sessions have been presented live, you'll be given the access information for the webcasts of those sessions in addition to the live access to future sessions.

Participant Each ($) Series of 4 ($)
ALCTS Member (individual) 39 120
(save $36)
Non-member (individual) 49 160
(save $36)
International (individual) 39 120
(save $36)
Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point. Group rate is the same for members and non-members.
99 346
(save $50)

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

Technical Requirements

ALCTS uses GoToWebinar to present its webinar sessions. Telephone, computer, Internet connection, web browser, USB VOIP microphone and headset are required. You may want to download the software before the day of the session. See the FAQ.

How to Register

To register, complete the online registration form or or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration: call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or