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Title:
This book is overdue! : how librarians and cybrarians can save us all
Author:
Johnson, Marilyn, 1954-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xii, 272 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
Those who predicted the death of libraries forgot to consider that in the automated maze of contemporary life, none of us--neither the experts nor the hopelessly baffled--can get along without human help. And not just any help--we need librarians, who won't charge us by the question or roll their eyes, no matter what we ask. Who are they? What do they know? And how quickly can they save us from being buried by the digital age? This book is a romp through the ranks of information professionals and a revelation for readers burned out on the clichés and stereotyping of librarians. Here are bloggers, radicals and visionaries 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.--From publisher description.
Language:
English
Contents:
The frontier -- Information sickness -- On the ground -- The blog people -- Big brother and the holdout company -- How to change the world -- To the ramparts! -- Follow that tattoed librarian -- Wizards of odd -- Gotham city -- What's worth saving? -- The best day.
ISBN:
9780061431609
Format :
Book