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Friday, July 28 • 11:50am - 12:40pm
Weeding in Disguise: When Other Projects Lead to the Eradication of MUSTIE Materials

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When weeding library materials, you should consider the MUSTIE concept: M - Misleading and/or factually inaccurate U - Ugly or worn beyond repair S - Superseded by a new edition T - Trivial or of no literary or scientific merit I - Irrelevant to the needs and interest of your users E - Easily borrowed from another source Learn how two libraries conducted weeding projects within their institutions. Heidi Webb from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry will discuss how the misfits of an inventory process morphed into massive weeding and what best practices were employed. Simone L. Yearwood from CUNY Queens College will discuss her library's weeding project to prepare for relocating the periodicals into an offsite storage facility to make room for a library makerspace.

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Heidi Webb

Instructional Support Specialist, SUNY ESF
Heidi Webb manages systems and electronic resources at SUNY ESF and contributes to the IDS Project as an outgoing Regional User Group Chair and a current Mentor focusing on IDS Logic. Regardless of library type, Heidi strives for efficiency, to better integrate and link systems... Read More →

Simone Yearwood

Librarian, Queens College Rosenthal Library
Simone L. Yearwood (Assistant Professor of Library) is an alumna of the City University of New York, Queens College with a BA in Sociology, Masters in Library Science, and Masters in Urban Affairs. In addition to being the Head of Access Services and Resource Sharing Librarian a... Read More →

Friday July 28, 2017 11:50am - 12:40pm
SC Theatre SUNY Polytechnic Institute

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