DelVal Librarian Writes Article on Eco-Friendly Book Weeding

Sep 24, 2008

Delaware Valley College instructor and access services librarian Sarah Eshelman Penniman of Lansdale (formerly of Mohnton, PA) co-wrote an article titled "Green Weeding: Promoting Ecofriendly Options for Library Discards" for the September 15 issue of Library Journal. The article showcased both traditional and creative solutions for libraries looking to weed their collections in environmentally-responsible ways.

"Today's libraries have a great chance of finding new homes for their withdrawn materials, thanks in part to the many organizations that now resell, reuse or redistribute the books on the libraries' behalf," said Penniman, who co-wrote the article with Lisa McColl, a librarian at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA.

Penniman joined the DelVal staff in January. She earned her bachelor's degree in Spanish at Dickinson College, her master's degree in literature from American University and her master's degree in library science at Drexel University.

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