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


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

  1. Shelley says:

    Are you feeling threatened? 😉

  2. Nah 🙂

    I wish MORE people would become librarians, especially law librarians. The profession needs them – and the world needs them.

    I want to retire someday in the not too distant future and want to leave libraries in good hands, though from what I see of new librarians, there is nothing for me to worry about. There are some awesome new librarians up and coming.

    Now if only everyone would support national health care – a lot of us really could retire and move out of the way for the next generation.

    Not that I would disappear: see my post from 2/26:


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