A recent interview in the New Yorker featured author Marilyn Johnson, whose book “This Book is Overdue: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All” is one I must pick up immediately. If nothing else, I must have it simply for the title. The contents sound pretty interesting, too. In it, Johnson talks about libraries and librarians and how we’re changing technology.
Q: How did you go about finding the many libraries and librarians you wrote about?
Librarians are the most organized, networked, literate people around, and they love to help. I asked all sorts of librarians to recommend colleagues who they felt were doing visionary work, and they flooded me with suggestions. I did not have trouble finding great librarians; I had trouble choosing among them all.
I think I love this woman. If you’ll pardon me, I’m heading out to get the book. And thank you, Marilyn, for your vote of confidence!