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11-16: Business


OK, so this is a tough one. The CREW guidelines give little to no advice on collection development for the 650s. But we all know this section has to be weeded, right? There are many highly relevant topics that fall into the 650s that must be kept up to date, especially considering the volatility in the economy over the last 10 years. This has had profound effects on the job market and how businesses do, well, business.

There are a handful of libraries out there who have posted their Collection Development Policies on the web, and they include guidance on the 650s. Booklist Online contains the same advice. Taking the cue from those policies, I would suggest (with one caveat) that you use 5/3/MUSTIE for this section, where 5 is the years since publication and 3 is the years since last checkout. MUSTIE stands for items that are Misleading, Ugly, Superseded, Trivial, Irrelevant, or the information can easily be found Elsewhere. Now for the caveat - there are classics in this section that contain relatively timeless advice. These you could keep unless other factors come into play that would warrant their removal. Almost anything by Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, and books of general advice/essays by Warren Buffett, among others, fall into this category.

When searching the catalog for good items to weed, try the following subject terms:

  • Business management
  • Success in business
  • Small business
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Job search


Suggestions for Weeding

  • How to set up your own small business by Max Fallek, 1985 and onward (cn=281543) - weed earlier editions
  • Tradesmen in business: a comprehensive business guide and handbook for the skilled tradesman by Bob Rowan, 1988 (1558701036)
  • Succeeding in small business: the 101 toughest problems and how to solve them by Jane Applegate, 1992 (0452268869)
  • Successful telemarketing: opportunities and techniques for increasing sales and profits by Bob Stone, 1986 (0844231347, 0844231339 : pbk.)
  • Guerrilla marketing attack: new strategies, tactics, and weapons for winning big profits for your small business by Jay Conrad Levinson, 1989 (0395476933, 0395502209 : pbk.)
  • Résumés in cyberspace: your complete guide to a computerized job search by Pat Criscito, 1997 (0812099192)


Suggestions for Purchase

  • Swim with the sharks without being eaten alive: outsell, outmanage, outmotivate, & outnegotiate your competition by Harvey Mackay, 1988 (9780060742812 - 2005 edition, 2016 edition available as an ebook from hoopla) - this book has been reprinted many times and the advice is still relevant today
  • The 10% entrepreneur: live your startup dream without quitting your day job by Patrick J. McGinnis, 2016 (9781591848097)
  • The Boomer's Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing: Learn How to Navigate the Digital Highway by Kalynn Amadio, 2016 (9781938548482)
  • The Gig Economy: The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off, and Financing the Life You Want by Diane Mulcahy, 2016 (9780814437339)
  • What Customers Crave: How to Create Relevant and Memorable Experiences at Every Touchpoint by Nicholas J. Webb, 2016 (9780814437810)
  • Making Work Work: The Positivity Solution for Any Work Environment by Shola Richards, 2016 (9781454918721)
  • The Science of Selling: Proven Strategies to Make Your Pitch, Influence Decisions, and Close the Deal by David Hoffeld, 2016 (9780143129325)
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