The Ridgefield Library staff stays current with trends in the maintaining of library collections to meet the standards of its users, both in terms of content and physical quality, as well as access and delivery. To that end, we continuously assess the collection regarding typical use or damage. Items are evaluated for possible repair, replacement, or deselection.
Pages falling out?
Mystery stains or stickiness?
New edition replaces old editions
Accuracy of information
Publication dates and updated research
Diversity and inclusion considerations
Stereotypes or outdated language
Organization and category-is this book in the right place to be found by patrons? Would it be better in a different section?
Each title that needs maintenance by the Collection Maintenance Department must be labelled and put on appropriate shelf.
Copy marked for deselection to Collection Maintenance Department
Place title in cart for ordering at appropriate vendor