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Marilyn Johnson
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And now for something completely wordy...
As a devout library lover in my youth, though finding very little reason to visit in my older years (and actually feeling sad about this) due to largely to lack of reading time... this was a fun book to read. It does its job of making libraries seem exciting, and full of awesomeness. The writer expr...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 10 years ago
I liked this book a lot when I was reading it; since then, however, I’ve realized how much Johnson relies on the idea of cybrarians when making her case and after the conversations about children’s services and rock star librarians that have been going on, I’m feeling more wary of holding that up as...
sandin954
sandin954 rated it 11 years ago
I found this to be an interesting look at how libraries and librarians are keeping up with technological changes and are still relevant in this age of Google and instantaneous data. I especially enjoyed the sections on the archivists though could have done without the whole virtual libraries in Sec...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 11 years ago
Opening: "People have been slipping out of this world in occupational clusters, I've noticed, for years. Four journalists passed their deadline one day, and their obits filled a whole corner of the paper."So, I actually read--shock! amazement!--a non-fiction book. It had been languishing on my TBR l...
Jessica (HDB)
Jessica (HDB) rated it 12 years ago
I think I was a little confused as to what This Book is Overdue! was really going to contain when I first picked it up. My expectation was that I would learn a little more about what librarians do for us, hear some funny stories, and maybe giggle a little bit. Instead I was ultimately a little lost,...
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