The Fairfax County, Virginia, library director Edwin S. Clay responded via their blog about their new policy regarding which books to discard. I wrote about this story when it first appeared earlier this week. In the meantime, articles in the New York Times (“Hello Grisham, Good bye Hemingway?”) and Wall Street Journal (“Checked Out“) have referenced this.
Good to see the library responding via their blog. Unless we can figure out how to store all these books that are never read, it is better to use the space for other needs of the community.
Perhaps there are other solutions, but they are all at a cost. I think the most interesting responses/solutions on this topic have been over at Taming the Web and Byzantium Shores. Over at Valis, all of the responses to this topic in the blogosphere have been tracked.