Marilyn Johnson | This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All

Recorded Mar 25, 2010
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Journalist Marilyn Johnson has been a staff writer for Life and an editor at Esquire, Redbook, and Outside. An obituary expert, she is the author of The Dead Beat and has written obituaries for Princess Diana, Jackie Onassis, Katharine Hepburn, Johnny Cash, Bob Hope, and Marlon Brando. In her kaleidoscopic new book, Johnson argues that far from being obsolete, libraries and librarians are essential in facilitating the new information revolution. Nora Rawlinson declares in EarlyWord that This Book is Overdue! “does for the library profession what Malcolm Gladwell did for the theory of memetics in The Tipping Point.

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