- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California librarian has resigned amid complaints he tossed out thousands of books.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday (https://tinyurl.com/o8p59ll ) that Jeff Scott said he will resign as Berkeley’s head librarian Tuesday after 10 months on the job. A growing number of critics say he misled the public about how many books were being removed from the library. He initially said 2,200 books were being culled but later said the figure was closer to 39,000.

More than 100 protesters demonstrated about three weeks ago on the main library steps and called for Scott’s resignation.

Scott previously worked as Tulare County’s head librarian.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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