Weeding

 Two shelvedsof freshly weeded titles.

Two shelvedsof freshly weeded titles.

Two years without a borrow? So long. That was the criterion for a round of weeding I undertook, and I hardly made it through the B's before two carts were overflowing with titles. From here, the books will be passed on to David for further inspection. While I was weeding the titles, I was tasked with looking not only for the titles from the printed spreadsheet, but also any books that were in visibly bad condition. It was also important to mark any book that was on the spreadsheet but missing from the shelf - these were titles that may be lost, stolen, or otherwise misplaced. I had an experience other librarians have told me about - the pleasure of being so close to the shelves, and taking an intimate look at the collection. A full account is posted to my Directed Fieldwork site.