Librarians are starting our first comprehensive evaluation of the entire print collection at Penfield Library. This project will result in a significant reduction in the print collection which will make our collection more current, relevant, and inclusive; make our books more accessible by wheelchair, and in preparation for a future library renovations.
If you have questions about the project, please contact Kathryn Johns-Masten, Collection Management Librarian or Sarah Weisman, Library Director.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Fall 2023 Review
BL-BX Religions. Mythology. Rationalism Judaism Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc. Buddhism Christianity. The Bible Doctrinal Theology Practical Theology Christian Denominations
GF-GT Human ecology. Anthropogeography Anthropology Folklore Manners and customs (General)
H-HA Social Sciences (General) and Statistics
HD Industries. Land Use. Labor
HE Transportation and communications
HJ Public Finance
HM Sociology (General)
HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
HQ The family. Marriage. Women
HS Societies: secret, benevolent, etc.
HT Communities. Classes. Races
HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
Spring 2023 Reviews
HB - Economic theory. Demography
HC - Economic history & conditions
QL - Zoology
QM - Human Anatomy
QP - Physiology
QR - Microbiology
R - Medicine
S - Agriculture
T - Technology
U - Military Science
V - Naval Science
Z - Library Science
Candidates for removal from the collection will be evaluated using criteria including circulation statistics, condition of the item, and outdated content. We also consider curricular relevance and availability of online access as factors when we decide to withdraw these items.
Current review criteria: Titles with zero use and with publication dates prior to 2010-2013 (depending on subject area).
Note: Materials purchased during the past 10-13 years (depending on subject area) are excluded from this review.
Librarians use a variety of ways to talk about removing items from the colleciton. The following terms all mean the same thing:
New lists will be added during Fall 2023 when available.