Submitter: What is worse than finding an awful library book on your shelf? Finding it because a patron tagged your library on Instagram!
This book was shelved in the children’s fiction area of a public library. There has to be better books on this subject now, especially targeted towards this age group. We were all collectively embarrassed when this appeared while searching for mentions of our library in Instagram. And our head of Materials Management immediately called for it to be weeded.
Holly: Here’s a good reason to always search for your library on various social media. People tag all kinds of things in all kinds of places – some good, some…less flattering. This is also another good reason to weed old stuff! Don’t give people ammunition for social media posting! AIDS research and treatment has come a long way since 1991. I don’t have any internal pictures to post, so I don’t know if there is flat-out wrong information here, but it still should be replaced with something from this decade.