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Submitted by anonymous (United States), May 27, 2013 at 22:30

I'm seeing a number of obscure public libraries, on the list, in my area, but none of the biggest and best.

Ideologically, almost all librarians were probably OK with this project. But, professionally, it is arguably unethical for to allow an outside organization to override the acquisitions librarian's professional judgment. I suspect many librarians were offered the books and declined them, and their institutions are not being on the list for that reason.

I personally favor a code of ethics prohibiting librarians from accepting politicized book donations.

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