Book disposal prompts librarian to action

Interesting Story from Cal Poly Pomona’s library, where Bruce Emerton started an online petition calling for a moratorium on the disposal of books, and got a visit from the cops. Emerton, a longtime Cal Poly librarian, launched the online petition called “Save Our Books” three weeks ago at because he was upset about what he says are the dumping of books. He is calling for a halt to the disposal of books, journals and other printed materials and an independent audit of all items that have been discarded.

“We’ve gone beyond weeding. We’re dumping,” Emerton said.