The Illogic of Weeding
However, there are a couple of issues.
1) This project was given to me by the Young Adult Librarian, not the Children's Librarian, with the instruction that I was absolutely not to leave the books anywhere in the children's room once they were weeded because "If they're there, [the Children's Librarian] will just put them back on the shelves." Our Children's Librarian, who has worked here for 40 years, Does Not Like to get rid of books. Unfortunately, there's this thing called space, and when you buy new books...it's get rid of some of the old or have nowhere to put them. So yeah. I get to be in between two opposing forces. Yay!
2) It looks like this list may have been printed from an Excel Document, and if so, who the fuck printed it? If you are pulling books, there is a very logical way to organize the list. First, you sort by section. As this list is entirely children's picture, that is...mostly done. We have a few special sections within JP (Fairy Tales, Disney, Mother Goose, Sesame Street) that do NOT seem to be differentiated on the list, which I only figured out because one of the books was called "Molly Moves to Sesame Street" and I realized it might, you know, be in the Sesame Street section.
Second, once you're in one section, you would naturally sort the way the section is sorted, yes? Which in this case means by author...except for Fairy Tales, which are sorted by the subject of the Fairy Tale, like Cinderella or (the) Princess and the Pea. However, someone was an idiot, because this list is sorted by title. Cause, yes, it makes total sense to pull one book by Harriet Ziefert and then another one on the next page and then two more split up on the page after that instead of having them all in one place. And to make me facepalm even more, the next two pages are books whose titles start with "The"! Because that in ANY way makes sense.