Submitter: I work at a Midwestern academic library. We are in the process of doing the first systematic, top-to-bottom weed at 25 years — probably more. Weeding is so overdue that our first threshold was to consider items which had not circulated in 15 years, and even that covered about half the collection. Following that, the librarian assigned to the section is browsing the stacks for worn, dated, ugly, etc., as candidates for replacement or further culling. Needless to say, we are finding some real gems.
This one surprised me because it had actually circulated in 2011, despite its 1990 copyright, so I figured it warranted a closer look. The book literally fell open to page 199, where it boldly declared “Real Managers Don’t Use Computer Terminals.”
‘Nuff said. It’s gone.
Holly: It’s a pretty obvious weeder, for sure. Food service management relies on computers for efficiency. Point of sale systems are pretty complex these days. That whole “Real Managers Don’t Use Computer Terminals” article is ridiculous by today’s standards. It also says that real women don’t pump gas.
The real question, though, is why did they put the barcode right over the title? There’s all kinds of gray space to the right! Pet peeve.