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CREW Weeding Manual Updated

This would be self-promotion because I wrote the new edition except that the manual is available free for all. The Texas State Library has published an updated (3rd edition) of the standard weeding manual which outlines the CREW method for weeding collections. One thing I tried to do was include more specifically about weeding children’s materials. Some paper copies will be available directly from the Texas State Library later this year and they have in the past been very generous in allowing other organizations to print copies. Click on the title to go to the Texas State Library webpage for CREW where you can download a pdf copy of CREW: A Weeding Manual for Modern Libraries. Also available there are some powerpoints and other materials that can be used (with credit) for training staff. I always welcome feedback and additional ideas for a future edition!


  1. Utami

    Dear Ms. Larson,

    I am a lecturer at the department of library science, University of Indonesia. I just downloaded your manual and I would like to ask your permission to use it for my teaching sessions.

    Best regards,

  2. Jeanette Larson

    Thanks for asking but the manual is provided under Creative Commons so you already have permission to use the manual in your teaching. You may make copies for students as long as the attribution is included and there is no cost beyond the cost to print. I’m glad to hear you find the material useful enough to share with your students. Best wishes!

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