There has been lots of discussion lately about the role of books and by extension, libraries. The New York Times has summarized some student discussion on its blog. I found it encouraging that many still relish a turn-the-pages paper book. Yay!
But then again, these are students who are reading The New York Times! I'm afraid that if the general student population were polled, the discussion would be a bit different! Probably more like the student who suggested that library money would be better spent paying for "proms." (She also suggested spending it on "charities," which, although a nice thought, would be a political hot potato!)