The Urbana Free Library in Urbana, Illinois, just conducted a major weeding project.
Those of us who work in libraries understand that proper weeding is critical. A collection that isn’t weeded well becomes clogged up with irrelevant and unnecessary volumes, leaving users reduced options and far too many books to wade through to find those options. It can be a heart-wrenching experience to weed, but a well-weeded collection is efficient, has breadth and depth, and is easier on our users.
However, the weeding at the Urbana Free Library was anything but good:
- Update 2013-07-10: Urbana Library to seek early separation with Director.