This was an amazing post. At school, we were thought a little about Weeding books at libraries but never did I get this sort of in dept information on the task. Weeding may be a dreadfully annoying task that most librarians place on the back burner but it is a very important task none the less. I am grateful for this article and all the information it contains because its given me a broader understanding of the ‘Why’ in the weeding process.
Just like our homes, libraries too need to be cleaned of unwanted items. We remove unused stuff from our houses regularly to make room for new ones so why shouldn’t libraries do the same? It is unnecessary for libraries to keep materials that are of no use to the general public when they can simply make room for materials people actually want to use. After all, we do want people in our libraries and not just books. In the end though, it all comes down to keeping what is useful and getting rid of what is not.