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This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All (P.S.)


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Buried in info? Cross-eyed over technology? From the bottom of a pile of paper, disks, books, e-books, and scattered thumb drives comes a cry of hope: Make way for the librarians—they can help!

Those who predicted the death of libraries forgot to consider that, in the automated maze of contemporary life, none of us—expert and hopelessly baffled alike—can get along without human help. And not just any help: we need librarians, the only ones who can save us from being buried by the digital age. This Book Is Overdue! is a romp through the ranks of information professionals—from the blunt and obscenely funny bloggers to the quiet, law-abiding librarians gagged by the FBI. These are the pragmatic idealists who fuse the tools of the digital age with their love for the written word and the enduring values of free speech, open access, and scout-badge-quality assistance to anyone in need.

About the Author

Marilyn Johnson owns multiple library cards and uses them often. As a staff writer for Life, she specialized in writing obituaries of celebrities who weren't quite dead. Her first book, The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs, and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries, was a Borders Original Voices selection and a finalist for the Barnes &Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. She lives with her husband, Rob Fleder, and their family in the Hudson Valley in New York.

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Emily Otis, February 17, 2011 (view all comments by Emily Otis)
If librarians aren't already your heros, they will be after you read this. From the monumental feat of suing the Attorney General to protect patrons' privacy to the surprisingly commonplace task of cleaning up poop in the stacks, these real-life stories about librarians will have you redoubling your respect for these smart, and often saucy, denizens of the Dewey Decimal system.
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Johnson, Marilyn
Harper Perennial
General Social Science
Reference-Bibliography and Library Science
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