Weeding Workshops

Part of the MHLS Increasing Circulation Initiative


The Weeding Workshop You Have Been Waiting For!: Weeding for Packrats, “Would”-chucks, and the Rest of Us presented by Jo-Ann Benedetti and Mary Fellows, consultants at the Upper Hudson Library System will be offered as part of the MHLS 2015 Increasing Circulation Initiative!

Weeding the collection is hard. It’s time-consuming, intellectually challenging, physically taxing, and sometimes dirty. That’s enough to put weeding last on many librarian’s To Do list, even though we know it’s essential.

In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn to:
• Overcome your reluctance to weed
• Establish practices for keeping up with weeding
• Make informed decisions about each item in your collection
• Judiciously dispose of weeded items

Please register for one of the two sessions being offered this June:

Tuesday, June 2nd
MHLS Auditorium (105 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601)


Wednesday, June 3rd
Saugerties Public Library (91 Washington Ave., Saugerties, NY 12477)

Please register online for the workshop that best fits your schedule.