Monday, February 8, 2010

“This Book is Overdue: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All”

Here's a short interview with Marilyn Johnson, author of "This Book is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All." It explores, among other things,  "the secret underbelly of librarianship"(Mary Roach, author of Bonk) and "offers  insight into the wildness behind the orderly facade of the humans who are at the controls of our information  (Pete Dexter, author of Paris Trout) God preserve me, I'm retiring to my oxygen tent to read this thing right now!!!

Here are a couple of reviews: Judy Bolton-Fasman in the Boston Globe and Christine Rosen (she of "People of the Screen") in WSJ.

Incidentally, Rosen contends in her review that "as several recent reports have made clear, the browsing, skimming and multitasking of this younger generation also leads to less retention of what it is reading" - but aren't there as many reports/studies that indicate that today's browsing, skimming, and multitasking enhances the ability to learn and retain information?

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