Marilyn Johnson, author of This Book is Overdue!, on tour January/February 2011

Posted By on December 20, 2010

About This Book is Overdue!

• Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial (January 25, 2011)

Those who predicted the death of libraries forgot to consider that, in the automated maze of contemporary life, none of us—expert and hopelessly baffled alike—can get along without human help. And not just any help: we need librarians, the only ones who can save us from being buried by the digital age. This Book Is Overdue! is a romp through the ranks of information professionals—from the blunt and obscenely funny bloggers to the quiet, law-abiding librarians gagged by the FBI. These are the pragmatic idealists who fuse the tools of the digital age with their love for the written word and the enduring values of free speech, open access, and scout-badge-quality assistance to anyone in need.

About Marilyn Johnson

Marilyn Johnson is the author of two books: This Book Is Overdue! about librarians and archivists in the digital age and The Dead Beat, about the art of obituaries and obituary writers. She is a former editor and staff writer for Life and other magazines, and lives with her family in New York.

Find out more about Marilyn at her website, and follow her on Twitter.

Marilyn’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, January 25th: Reading Through Life

Thursday, January 27th: Library Queue

Monday, January 31st: 1330v

Tuesday, February 1st: One Person’s Journey Through a World of Books

Wednesday, February 2nd: Man of La Book

Monday, February 7th: Boarding in My Forties

Thursday, February 10th: Stacy’s Books

Tuesday, February 15th: Books Like Breathing

Wednesday, February 16th: Proud Book Nerd

Friday, February 18th: A Fanatic’s Book Blog

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