Beverly James means well. I believe that completely.
And she’s correct when she says that librarians remove books from the collection all the time, We do it at MCNY, too. We just spent six grueling months taking out nearly four thousand volumes that were too old, out of our scope, or inaccurate for our students’ use.
It happens. It’s necessary.
We even have a term specifically fort it: weeding.
But I do not have to agree with it, and I still don’t.
What do you think? Am I overreacting? Drop a comment and let me know.