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Thursday, November 3 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Habits of Highly Effective Weeding Teams and their Role in the Circular Economy

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As renovation and large scale weeding projects are on the rise, academic librarians are faced with planning these projects while navigating restrictive policies on the handling of discarded books. Join representatives from the Love Library at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University Library at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and Better World Books as we outline specific innovative steps to streamline the process, decrease weeding fatigue and remove barriers such as "surplus only" policies to find a reuse option that has a more positive impact on society, the environment, and global literacy.

The session will include a brief overview from both libraries providing clever and unique solutions to challenges with budget cuts and internal process followed by an engaging discussion with the audience.
Session attendees will be offered a weeding planning tool as well as step-by-step instructions on approaches that worked for the libraries.


Natalie Bulick

Scholarly Communications & Metadata Librarian, Indiana State University

Kathy Marks

Strategic Sales Director-Libraries, Better World Books
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Tom Reich

Acquisitions, Gifts, & Collection Development Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Collection Development Coordinator & Head of Acquisitions, Gift Librarian. Professor, Reference and Instruction Librarian. Liaison to History, International Studies & Peace Studies, Political Science, and Military Science.
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Anne Swenson

Acquisitions, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point University Library

Thursday November 3, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Gold Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403