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GUEST,Nancy King at work BS: Oregon Libraries Closing (44) RE: BS: Oregon Libraries Closing 17 Jan 07


That works for me, Peace!

Actually, there is another branch in the planning stages -- in Clarksburg, in the northern part of the county where the population is growing very fast.

As for the Fairfax library weeding out the classics, I'm just glad the story was about them, and not us. It's really unfortunate that it got in the paper at all, as weeding is something all libraries have to do regularly (otherwise there would be no room for new materials), but it's often misunderstood by the public. A few days after that article appeared, the Post published a letter from the director or some other official of the Fairfax system, who tried to explain that they weren't getting rid of ALL copies of the books mentioned, that they still had plenty, etc. etc. I don't know of any librarian who LIKES weeding -- quite aside from the boring nature of the task, it goes against our natural inclination to preserve books -- but we all have to do it, and then we have to explain it to people who don't understand the necessity.

Nancy


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