Cleaning Out the Stacks: Public School Libraries Slowly Update Collections

New, stricter state standards for school libraries in Missouri means massive weeding of outdated material. \”Many Missouri public school libraries still had books saying: “Someday, man will go to the moon…\” Those outdated books have been yanked off the shelves along with thousands of others deemed unacceptable by toughened state standards. But once they were off, many schools scrambled for funds to replace them and add books needed to meet new state library guidelines that emphasize quality and timeliness over quantity. Read More.