Remember I posted about the library at my old school dumping books? Well I’ve just learned that my new school, one of the standard bearers for American liberal arts education, is moving truckloads of books out of the library to a building with no climate control situated two miles from the library and called “the pit,” and installing, in place of shelves, a café. Does that not sum up everything wrong with everything these days? No we don’t have your book; would you like a scone and a latte?
On the bright side, I remain delighted at the fact that there exists somewhere near here – because I see their ads on TV – a large casino called “Morongo.”
Later: I asked the president of the College about the library situation. He really did understand. He said: I know. But the students don’t come to the library. We are trying to get them to come. We don’t even know if it will work. Later I told Z. His response was: If you replaced all the shelving with trampolines and crystal meth dispensers, the students would come. But it wouldn’t be a library.