Collection Management

Collection Management

Cataloging Services | Professional Resources | Selection | Deselection

Resources for selecting and deselecting (weeding) materials for your physical collection. Contact Jenny Shonk or Heidi Eckerson with consultation requests, training requests, or suggestions and changes to this section.

Cataloging Services at FLLS

Please contact Deborah at for more information about the following services we offer:

  • Processing temporary Polaris bibliographic records (Quick bibs) created by individual member libraries. These temporary records are merged by System staff into fully edited bibliographic records. Instead of sending newly published/acquired materials in to the System for processing where there may be a delay of up to a month, the creation of Quick Bibs allows for these materials to be immediately circulated to patrons.
  • Processing requests to add new titles to the FLLS Union List of Serials on Polaris for newly published/acquired periodical subscriptions.
  • Providing consultation on cataloging and classification issues including the creation of Quick Bibs. Questions on item holding maintenance are to be submitted to
  • Providing assistance on ad hoc cataloging projects.

Helpful Cataloging Resources:

  • FLLS Suggested Parameters: This PDF document features suggested parameters for item records including Call Number Prefix and Stat Code. Please note that these parameters are suggested, you may select different parameters to suit your needs. The last page of the document includes a formula for creating a call number.
  • Classify: The database is available through OCLC to assist with non-fiction call numbers. Search for your item and view possible Dewey Decimal numbers.

Professional Resources

FLLS has a variety of titles in Polaris that you may place on hold. Search the collection ZPROGEN (Pro-Staff General Material) or ZPROCHIL (Pro-Staff Children’s Material) for books and other items. 


Selection Resources

Award Winners

Book Reviews

Booklists & More

Deselection Resources

Pin It on Pinterest