Marilyn Johnson ON THE MEDIA

Marilyn Johnson, author of This Books is Overdue: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All, appeared on the NPR program On the Media this weekend (listen here — warning; as you may guess from the title of the piece,¬†Librarians Gone Wild, show producers couldn’t resist a few librarian stereotypes).

Johnson gave a pitch for the importance of libraries right now,

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.

In addition, Salon interviewed Johnson yesterday (mentioning the “debaucherous goings-on at the American Library Association’s conference;” luckily, they’re referring to the book-cart drills).

More publicity is in the works:

NYT BR, 3/7 (plus, a possible review in the daily NYT)
USA Today interview

This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All
Marilyn Johnson
Retail Price: $24.99
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Harper – (2010-02-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061431605 / 9780061431609

Audio: Tantor; 2/22/10
Trade: 9781400116348; 7 CD’s; $34.99
Library: 9781400146345; 7 CD’s; $69.99
MP3: 9781400166343; 1 MP3-CD; $24.99

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