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The Secret Lives of Librarians: Author Interview: “This Book is Overdue,” by Marilyn Johnson

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Salon has an excellent interview with Marilyn Johnson, author of:

This Book Is Overdue!”: Hot for librarian: The author of a new book talks about the secret lives of America’s favorite — and endangered — disciplinarians,” Salon, Sunday, Feb 21, 2010.

Excerpt: “Behold the stereotypical librarian, with her cat’s-eye glasses, bun and pantyhose ….

A new generation of young, hip and occasionally tattooed librarians is driving them out. They call themselves guybrarians, cybrarians and “information specialists,” and they blog at sites like
The Free Range Librarian and The Lipstick Librarian. They can be found in droves on Second Life, but also outside the Republican National Convention, dodging tear gas canisters and tweeting the location of the police….” (link to full article)

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