February 10, 2010
New Book: Brick-and-Mortar Libraries and Their Staff Not Quite as Antiquated a Notion as Some Would Have Us Think
Marilyn Johnson's feel good book, This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All (Harper, Feb. 2, 2010), "taps into the radical changes that libraries are going through" by describing how America’s public libraries have been reinventing themselves in the Internet Age according to the lead-in to the Star-Ledger's interview with the author. From the product description:
Those who predicted the death of libraries forgot to consider that in the automated maze of contemporary life, none of us—neither the experts nor the hopelessly baffled—can get along without human help. And not just any help—we need librarians, who won't charge us by the question or roll their eyes, no matter what we ask. Who are they? What do they know? And how quickly can they save us from being buried by the digital age?
Hat tip to The Resource Shelf. [JH]