No, I’m not sending out a mass scolding … I’m reading a wonderful new book with that title by Marilyn Johnson. While the real subtitle is “How librarians and cybrarians can save us all” it just as well could have been “All Librarians Great and Small.” Instead of showcasing the triumphs and tragedies of a country veteranarian, Johnson highlights the triumphs and tragedies of contemporary libraries.
With a trunk full of old newspapers and Web 2.0 tools, Johnson roams the country and cyberspace in search of the new frontiers of library science, old treasures with fresh polish, and of course charmingly quirky characters. She finds them all. This highly readable collection of essays is both fun and inspiring.