Weeding with a Repurpose

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael Crumpton, Dean (Creator)
Mary Krautter, Head of Reference & Instructional Services (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: As academic library collections grow so do the space needs of other activities and purposes. Traditional uses of space are changing and the library as an organization must prioritize and promote re-purposing space as needed. These conflicting space demands can lead to a tipping point of needing more space for users to engage in active learning versus housing a collection that has filled its finite space. The University Libraries at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has undergone an extensive weeding project in order to create user focused learning spaces. This weeding project has raised many complex issues and involved various groups, both internally and externally, in an effort to address space issues while also making informed and democratic decisions. UNCG Libraries' plans include addressing concerns about the best possible use of space for both users and collections and creating transparency in the weeding process by using Blackboard and other communication channels to share information equitably for everyone involved.

Additional Information

Proceedings of the Charleston Library Conference
Language: English
Date: 2009
librarianship, weeding, learning spaces, patron needs, library collections

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