The distain that some ever so very smart folks have for you & me is stunning.
The best advice I can give to anyone who does weeding of a library collection is to take your time. Go as slowly as is practical and put some thought into the process. Not only will you make better, more thoughtful choices, but you will garner less attention from the public.
Let us begin with “garner.”
I suppose in the strictest sense, it is a proper word choice: “get less attention.” But I’ve always thought of the word in the sense of earning something desirable. Holly clearly does not desire attention from elements of the publix.
Why would that be? Because she knows better than you or I.
What, pray tell, is wrong with weeding a library? Nothing! Books and materials do become obsolete. So why does she imply that librarians must limit the amount of attention the publix pays to this part of the librarian’s job? Because maybe she doesn’t want any lip from the publix if it doesn’t think their weeding choices are legit?
And that is all the attention I am going to let good old Holly garner from me today.