1. Books in Dumpsters Spark Debate on Future of Fairfax County, VA Libraries →

    The controversy has served to kick-start a wider-ranging conversation in Fairfax County about the future of its libraries. That conversation centers on what’s known as the Beta Project, a slate of changes to library staffing and operation that was scheduled to begin a test run in two FCPL libraries—busy Reston Regional and smaller, newly built Burke Center—this September. The most controversial item in the Beta Project would see librarian and library assistant positions scrapped in favor of a customer-service specialist position, which would not require applicants to have an MLS, MLIS, or even a bachelor’s degree.

    (Source: addtoany.com)

  2. Urbana Free Library- Streaming Video/Archive of Special Board Meeting around #bookgate →

    laura-in-libraryland:

    Following the Urbana Free Library’s #bookgate scandal?

    Check out the video of today’s special board meeting where Lissak defends her decision to weed thousands of books out of the collection.

    I read some of the livetweeting last night. Have you been keeping up on #bookgate?

  3. librarianpirate:

Found while weeding. I think there are a few of us here in the tumblarian community who can make this our own.

This is…amazing.

    librarianpirate:

    Found while weeding. I think there are a few of us here in the tumblarian community who can make this our own.

    This is…amazing.

  4. contrarylibrarian:

I can usually tell which books need weeding by their gorgeous 1960s covers.

Love these beautiful lungs.

    contrarylibrarian:

    I can usually tell which books need weeding by their gorgeous 1960s covers.

    Love these beautiful lungs.

  5. Librarian Pirate's tumblr for Librarian stuff: Tumblarian question →

    ellpea:

    I’m weeding today and as I weed I’ve been thinking about all those little things I do when I weed that I think makes weeding more effective/more efficient/more fun - these tips are the reason that I can make weeding an ongoing constant thing and I don’t have to do a huge once a year weed.

    If I typed them all up with pictures and examples, would y’all think that was helpful or would it be dry boring school stuff that y’all know already?  (Side note: I probably wouldn’t get around to typing this up until Friday, my day off, so if the answer is yes, it’ll be a few)

    Signal boost!

  6. gobstacked:

    While moving and unpacking our book sale room, I found quite a few interesting titles.

    Sign me up for The Mariah Delany Lending Library Disaster.

  7. nerdylikearockstar:

Oh the gems uncovered by weeding!

Just marvelous.

    nerdylikearockstar:

    Oh the gems uncovered by weeding!

    Just marvelous.

  8. thepinakes:

Adventures in Weeding: at some point, a graphic designer said to someone, “Hey, how about a hairy guy in a loincloth climbing into a statue’s nose?,” and a publisher said, “yes, that’s a good idea.”
The only thing not surprising about that exchange is that it took place in 1978.

“Hey, how about a hairy guy in a loincloth climbing into a statue’s nose?”
“Yes, that’s a good idea.”

    thepinakes:

    Adventures in Weeding: at some point, a graphic designer said to someone, “Hey, how about a hairy guy in a loincloth climbing into a statue’s nose?,” and a publisher said, “yes, that’s a good idea.”

    The only thing not surprising about that exchange is that it took place in 1978.

    “Hey, how about a hairy guy in a loincloth climbing into a statue’s nose?”

    “Yes, that’s a good idea.”

  9. WHEN I WAS GIVEN WEEDING RESPONSIBLITIES

    librarianproblems:

    This is also how it feels to weed the book room shelves at LJ.