The author of This Book is Overdue: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All, appeared on the NPR program On the Media this weekend to strike up some interest in her new book. She said:
"More & more people are not only using the library, they need the services of the librarian to help them weave their way around the bureaucracy ...it's a tragedy that the economic stimulus package doesn't put more money into libraries...librarians are really economical, they're not expensive resources and they're helping put this country back to work."
Ms. Johnson entertainingly tackles not only stereotypes of librarians, but of libraries too. Yet, she also includes very sobering stories like the chapter detailing a Connecticut's confrontation with the government regarding the Patriot Act. Check catalog for availability.
- Submitted by Jacki @ MPL Central