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This book is overdue! : how librarians and cybrarians can save us all

Author: Marilyn Johnson
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Johnson
ISBN: 9780061431609 0061431605
OCLC Number: 310399335
Description: xii, 272 pages ; 22 cm
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 tattooed librarian --
Wizards of odd --
Gotham City --
What's worth saving? --
The best day.
Other Titles: How librarians and cybrarians can save us all
Responsibility: Johnson, Marilyn.

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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.

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by jeriley@uark.edu (WorldCat user published 2010-09-15) Excellent Permalink

Marilyn Johnson immersed herself in the world of librarianship for several years, at least, doing research for this book.  Part of her purpose here is to illustrate how important librarians are to our society today; it's one profession, for example, that is not driven by a profit motive in its...
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