Re: [Videolib] Weeding our MP collection

Sally Wellman (
Wed, 29 Nov 2006 15:03:26 -0600

We recently said bye-bye to the remains of our 16mm
collection. There were several public libraries in the state that
wanted them. I suggest that you contact your state library and ask
them if they think some of the public libraries in your state may be
interested. We have found that many public libraries use children's
titles for storytime. Children are thrilled with what they perceive
as a "new" technology.

As for the ones we couldn't find homes for, they sadly must go to
State surplus because they are technically state property.

Sally Wellman
Head of Cataloging and Audiovisual
State Library of Louisiana.

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