Tuesday, October 12, 2010

This Book Is Overdue! by Marilyn Johnson

How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All - Marilyn Johnson's subtitle sums up her enthusiasm for the profession of librarianship. She is a writer who values the services provided by library staff. She praises the objectivity, determination, idealism and intelligence of people who, as a group, tend to be quietly humble. She profiles librarians of all kinds: missionaries teaching information skills to distance education students; lesbian zine-writers; Second Life avatar librarians; tattooed children's librarians; bloggers letting off steam about library patrons; and library directors gagged by the Patriot Act. Listening to this audiobook (read by Hillary Huber; 7.5 hours) reminded me why I love my job at Edmonton Public Library.

Readalikes: Revolting Librarians Redux: Radical Librarians Speak Out. (Jessamyn West and others); The Incident Report (Martha Baillie).

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