Many books in the Berkeley Public Library collection are being purged and pulped by administrators

from the Berkeley Daily Planet

“The Central Berkeley Public Library, once a destination library, is now becoming a decimated library. Hundreds and hundreds of books are being dumped from the collection without input from librarian selectors, and pulped. All ‘weeding’ is being handled by two managers – with partial input from four other librarians. The entire rest of the librarian staff is locked out of the ordering and weeding process, and has no access to the book budget.”–Roya-L.-Arasteh