Friday, February 26, 2010
This Book is Overdue
Yet another new book to add to the pile! Marilyn Johnson's This Book is Overdue! argues for the vital importance of libraries in the digital age and their role in preserving freedom of expression.
The following is courtesy of the publisher:
"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.'