Where are the Books? It depends…..

Great article in today’s Washington Post (Where are the Books? Libraries under fire as they shift from print to digital) about the competing pressures on librarians in servicing the needs of the community while juggling fiscal restraints, the shifting needs of patrons from using print books to digital books, and the challenges of supporting digital formats.  I was struck by the phrase ‘print purists.’ If you consider yourself a ‘print purist,’ are you not admitting that you have not kept up with the times or have made the conscious decision to eschew electronic formats? Anyway, the article is set up as an ‘us vs them, ‘ ‘either/or’ scenario when in fact the scenario can be described as ‘both, depending on your individual needs.’