I didn’t get into librarianship for the shushing, but when the opportunity arises, I seize it. Particularly when it’s someone being wrong on the internet.
That’s what happened this week, when Andrew Walker, a columnist for the New York Observer, presented this insight on Twitter.
Nobody goes to libraries anymore. Close the public ones and put the books in schools. https://t.co/Cimy1V81n5
— Andre Walker (@andrejpwalker) October 22, 2017
A day later, having stewed about it for a while, I responded t…