Bradner Library Weeding Guidelines
Bradner Library is committed to supporting students with relevant learning materials and resources for their college classes. Therefore, it is essential that the collection is carefully reviewed, and items are regularly evaluated for quality and relevance.
A procedure known as weeding is conducted to ensure that materials are reviewed regularly, and outdated or damaged materials are removed or “weeded” on a regular basis. The weeding procedure is conducted by professional librarians under the guidance of library leadership.
Weeding Criteria Overview
- Materials that do not align with college curriculum
- Unused titles within an allotted time determined by weeding schedule, librarian and/or leadership’s best judgment
- Previous editions that lack unique data, historical relevance, or information
- Duplicate titles, unless a demand otherwise exists
- Damaged or unusable items
- Weeding of online resources follows the following criteria:
- Link is broken or not available
- Resource is no longer valuable
- Another more comprehensive source exists
- Items exempt from the weeding criteria include classics or standard editions. Such materials may be considered for weeding as per the discretion of library leadership