This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All

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Harper Collins, Feb 2, 2010 - Social Science - 304 pages
In This Book is Overdue!, acclaimed author Marilyn Johnson celebrates libraries and librarians, and, as she did in her popular first book, The Dead Beat, discovers offbeat and eloquent characters in the quietest corners. In defiance of doomsayers, Johnson finds librarians more vital and necessary than ever, as they fuse the tools of the digital age with love for the written word and the enduring values of truth, service to all, and free speech. This Book Is Overdue! is a romp through the ranks of information professionals who organize our messy world and offer old-fashioned human help through the maze.
 

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Frenetic ode to information specialists" - spends too much time on the few librarians who do amazing things (many of which are surely made more so by Johnson's breathless & superficial viewpoint ... Read full review

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Outstanding!! The personal stories make this a page turner. For example, the inside stories of the NY Public Library. Combining a love for books and a web enabled appreciation for rapidly changing information and everything digital, the author covers it all. Read full review

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Marilyn Johnson is a former editor and writer for Life, Esquire, and Outside magazines, and lives with her husband, Rob Fleder, in New York's Hudson Valley.

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