Deselection Begins

Our deselection project for 2016 begins Monday Oct. 31.

What do I mean by “deselection”?  Bluntly, it’s when librarians remove materials from their collections. We deselect items on a continuous basis–it’s business as usual for most academic libraries.

We also implement larger deselection projects for a purpose, again as do most academic libraries. Our purpose this time is to create space for additional student seating, in response to plans for the upcoming renovation.

We’ve been planning for a smaller collection footprint and more student space since 2012. (Did you ever wonder why the Library’s main floor has that big open space in the middle? That’s a part of our 2012 project put on hold due to building code issues.)2016-floor2-interior-a

To follow: How we manage the deselection process.



I'm Lisa Dunn, the Research & User Interface Librarian. I've been working on library space planning teams here for over a decade.

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