Finding the Perfect Book

I’ve noticed that I’m stuck in bit of a collection development brain cloud right now. Don’t get me wrong. I know the importance of having a solid expertise in all the tech toys, but here’s the truth. In my heart, I love the books. I wish I had a magic wand to pass that love…

The New Nonfiction

You’ve finally made peace with the fact that the nonfiction section is the official No Man’s Land in your school. I know. It hurts. It’s hard to let go of a tradition that spans centuries. It’s hard to acknowledge that those beautiful, big repositories of information are no longer the preferred source for life’s big…

Let It Go…Let It Go

There comes a time when every librarian must face the inevitable. The physical collection is no longer viable and must be weeded. I’m not talking about pulling a few books here or there. I’m talking about a full-on dump truck load of discards. The realization is usually painful and may take days or weeks to…