Books to be Weeded at LMS
Topic Area and Justification
Evaluation of Section 510
Use of Data
Using these methods and pulling circulation records indicated several things. The first thing it indicated was that books in the math section of the library were not checked out frequently during the last five years. Of the sixty books within the math section, only six have been checked out in the last five years, and half of them have been checked out more than once. While very few of the books have been checked out, our media specialist mentioned that several of the books, which she pointed out to me, are borrowed for a short amount of time to make copies of pages. The report from this year indicated that, while books from the science section were checked out, none of them were from the 510's section.
Annual Circulation Report Based on Section
Five Year Circulation Report from the 510's Section
The books that were checked out in the last five years are all still relevant under the new standards. They deal with the main concepts of multiplication and division, fractions, patterns, geometry, and algebra. The books in our media center that were not selected for weeding are books that are still relevant under the new curriculum standards. They encourage hands-on projects, abstract thinking, and provide alternative approaches to learning information.
- "Graphs" (1969)
- "The I Hate Mathematics Book" (1975)
- "Problem Solving in Mathematics: In Service Guide" (1983)
- "Math in the Marketplace" (1989)
- "Number Stories of Long Ago" (1997)
- "Math: Handy Homework Helper" (1999)
Books to be Weeded due to Duplicate Copies
- "Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics" (Second Ed.; 1998) - Currently 3 copies (2 of which to be weeded)
Books to be Weeded due to Age & State of Book
- "Numbers Old and New" (1960) - Age of book
- "Wonders of Math" (1963) - Age of book
- "Nurturing at Risk Youth in Math & Science" (1990) - Book binding and pages missing
- "Math for Every Kid" (1991) - Pages stained and stuck together
Disposal of Weeded Books
- If the media specialist determines that the material is no longer useful within the school, the material will be offered to the appropriate grade/department members within the school for supplementing instructional purposes.
- If faculty members do not want the materials, students in the appropriate grades will be offered the materials.
- The appropriate form shall be completed, with one copy filed in the county office, and the original filed within the media center for any material discarded.