This Book Is Overdue! by Marilyn Johnson
How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All

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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.
 

About Marilyn Johnson

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A former staff writer for Life and an editor at Esquire, Redbook, and Outside, Marilyn Johnson is the author of The Dead Beat. She lives in Briarcliff Manor, New York.
 
Published January 15, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 292 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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An exploration of the world of libraries and librarians, via a tour of eccentric characters and unlikely locations.

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A library is no longer a mere home for books. It is a wired-up information center.

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Book Reporter

Educators, book lovers and library enthusiasts undoubtedly will love this book, but so will anyone who enjoys delving into the lives and jobs of others.

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The Washington Post

My opinion of this book might be dismissed because I'm one of those people Johnson refers to as "the silver-haired librarians who got their library degrees way back in the twentieth century," but, unfortunately, the definitive book on the value of librarians (in all of their many manifestations) ...

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How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All By Marilyn Johnson Harper, 288 pages, $24.99 Review: Marilyn Johnson's 'This Book Is Overdue!' sounds the alarm on new view of libraries 04/10/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 3:54pm]

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