Evaluation

This is the assessment rubric that will be used to gauge how many CE credit hours you will earn (0, 15, or 30) [Library school students your instructor will need to reformulate this rubric to be weighted for points, instead of CE Credit Hours]:

  • Less than 88 points: 0 CE Credit Hours
  • 88-149 points: 15 CE Credit Hours
  • 150-175 points: 30 CE Credit Hours

Your trainer or CE coordinator will use this rubric to evaluate your completed work to determine your level of CE Credit Hours.

WebQuest Assessment Rubric
Excellent (Full Credit) Adequate (Half Credit) Insufficient (No Credit)

List of Books to Be Weeded

(20 points)

20 items are listed on the Weeding List document. 10 or more items are listed on the Weeding List document. Less than 10 items are listed on the Weeding List document.

Board Explanation

(30 points)

The board explanation covers how the materials were selected, why they are being weeded, and how any potential community conflicts will be addressed. The board explanation covers how the materials were selected and why they are being weeded. The board explanation only covers how the materials were selected or why they are being weeded.

Value of Sample Policies

(10 points)

The good and bad parts of the sample policies are covered in these answers. Only one side of the sample policies is covered in these answers. The policies aren't examined at all.

Draft Weeding Policy

(40 points)

The draft policy includes most of the elements discussed in the best practices readings and in the policy examples. The draft policy includes some of the elements discussed in the best practices readings and in the policy examples. The draft policy includes few of the elements discussed in the best practices readings and in the policy examples.

Response to real-life weeding conflict

(50 points)

The response summarizes the conflict, discusses the published criticism, discusses the library's response and comments, discusses the library's policy compared to what you have learned in this WebQuest, and explains to the board why a weeding policy needs to be replaced. The response somewhat covers the conflict, but doesn't analyze all of the parts (conflict, criticism, library response, comparing situation to what you've learned). The response includes limited discussion on why the board needs to pass a weeding policy. The response briefly mentions the conflict, but doesn't analyze any of the parts (conflict, criticism, library response, comparing situation to what you've learned). The response doesn't include any discussion on why the board should pass a weeding policy.

Comments on classmates' work

(25 points)

4-5 comments are posted on classmates' work. 2-3 comments are posted on classmates' work. 0-1 comments are posted on classmates' work.
Travel Books that Need to Be Weeded

About this WebQuest

This project was designed for librarians, library school students, or library boards learning about the practice and policy behind weeding the library collection, a critical part of any library's collection development strategies. It mainly focuses on public library collections, especially at small- medium-sized libraries, but could be easily be customized for school or academic libraries. The exercise format is based on the WebQuest inquiry learning model, developed by Bernie Dodge and Tom March.

The content can be re-used, as long as it follows the terms of the Creative Commons License. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me.