The issue isn’t “books”

What makes a library a library?  This discussion has been rambling around the blogosphere and press for much of this year. To add to the ongoing discussion, yesterday’s New York Times debate  “Do School Libraries Need books?” examines the widely publicized decision that the Cushing Academy(MA)  made to remove all of their library books and create an entirely digital school library, and then invites four experts to weigh in on Cushing’s decision.  The “experts” weighing in all felt like it’s important to retain books in a library […]