Daily Archives: June 18, 2013


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  Note: This post has been updated with Carol’s updated percentages!     Please follow LIS professor Carol Tilley for more on what’s been weeded at The Urbana Free Library!¬†https://twitter.com/CarolGSLIS Follow #bookgate too! Barbara Fister writes about the kerfuffle at Insider Higher Ed:¬†http://www.insidehighered.com//blogs/library-babel-fish/throwing-books-each-other

Because those ideas are out of date? #bookgate


This blows my mind! http://www.smilepolitely.com/culture/do_you_ever_read_any_of_the_books_you_weed/ Both UFL staff and the public (who were alarmed at the rapidly emptying shelves) spoke out, but the weeding continued until a library board meeting (and Mayor Laurel Prussing) was called. JP Goguen, a university library employee, was at the meeting, recorded it, and sent […]

Weeding Kerfuffle at Urbana Free Library