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Good Morning Everyone-
I'm all for weeding outdated books. However such actions can have another result.
One year, I worked in a library in an elementary school that had been a middle 
school for many years. Many of the reference books were remainders from the middle 
school days. Some were too old for the kids and offered to the current middle and 
high school in the district. Others were outdated and discarded.
What this left were several empty shelves in one section of the library. I was 
working there 2 weeks per month and hadn't time to rearrange the all books. So the 
empty shelves remained.
What did the administration do about the extra shelves? They decided that the space 
(accessible by another door) could easily be divided to create a new classroom. 
They asked me to compress some of the empty shelves and move the remaining books 
elsewhere. The next thing I knew, some screens were installed and a part time 
reading teacher and her class were using the space for a few periods daily.
I had a fixed schedule of classes daily and the addition of another class on the 
other side of the screen, made it more difficult to teach and to control library 
Josephine Dervan, MLS -Online Instructor 
School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Stout 
dervan at 

He who has a library and a garden, wants for nothing- Cicero 

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