I think that we had this book on our site once upon a time. It probably bit the dust on one of our many migrations. Anyway, I am re-introducing it to the ALB lineup because it is a textbook weeder and it is still in a public library collection as of this writing.
- Outdated medical information (1978 Really?)
- Out of date jargon (they are STDs or STIs nowadays)
- No mention of other diseases: HIV, Chlamydia, Herpes, etc
- Overly groovy cover for teens in 2021.
I understand that not everyone can get to every library book that needs to to go. However, you can prioritize sections that are the most vulnerable to the ravages of time. Definitely medical topics are questionable after 5 years or so. In this case, I think we can all agree that medical books over the age of 40 can probably be weeded.
Holly and I often recommend hanging on to some serious examples of books to help educate people about weeding or deselection. (But don’t keep them in the collection! Hang on to them behind the scenes.) This one qualifies.