Wednesday, September 18, 2013

First Urbana, Now Fairfax County: Major Book Dump Creates Big Community Stink

Fairfax library system suspends strategic plan, will review book discard policy. (Washington Post, 9/12/2013)

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The Urbana brouhaha: 

News-Gazette editor and columnist uses Urbana library as example of Illinois as a place "where good government goes to die".  (8/27/2013) 
In my experience, standing-room only at a board or council or association membership meeting means that a lot of people are pissed -- really, really pissed!  (7/22/2013)
Urbana resident offers succinct performance evaluation of departing library director.   (7/19/2013)
News-Gazette editorial board on the Urbana Free Library "brouhaha": "Food fight over library personalities"?  (7/15/2013)
More from the Urbana Free Library.  (7/13/2013)
A song to mom to accompany a letter about mom.  (7/10/2013)
Urbana Free Library Board to Library Director Deb Lissak: Go your own way   (7/10/2013)
Urbana Free Library board member speaks out on weeding controversy.  (7/8/2013) 
The Urbana Free Library and a "dissonant rate of discard versus retention"  (7/3/2013)
Urbana Free Library holds special board meeting on June 19th.  (6/24/2013)
University of Illinois GSLIS faculty member advocates for televised library board meetings. / (6/24/2013)
Wondering about the "weeding" "misstep" at the Urbana Free Library.  (6/18/2013)

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