Saturday, May 30, 2009

Awful Library Books!

We here at Libraryland Roundup understand the agony of weeding. The angst. Sturm und Drang, if you will.

As a reminder to get out there and weed, RA Run Down via The Reader's Advisor Online Blog by Cindy Orr on 5/26/09 has pointed us to Awful Library Books.
While aimed at the librarian, is also comprehensible to most laypeople. Michigan librarians Mary Kelly and Holly Hibner meticulously search out items on actual library shelves. Items that should have been "deaccessioned" long ago. As good librarians, Kelly and Hibner give us a partial citation and their reasons for suggesting an item be weeded from a library's collection.
We here at Libraryland Roundup implore you: DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!

Introducing Cellular Communications: The New Mobile Telephone System
Stan Prentiss

"You knew this was coming, didn’t you? Don’t you love the picture on the cover?
Anyone looking for a book about how to use their new iPhone or how to send text messages is going to be very, very disappointed in this. There is no mention of voice mail either."

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