From the MN Star Tribune, a thoughtful review of Marilyn Johnson’s new title, “This Book is Overdue” about the value of librarians in our information-saturated world.
“Librarians have a champion in Johnson, yet her clear bias takes nothing away from the book, partly because she builds a solid case for their existence. While almost anyone can Google almost anything, we’re vulnerable to a sort of “information sickness” that Johnson describes as not knowing where one piece of information leaves off and the next begins. “I was, in other words, overstimulated yet gluttonous for more.”
This is where librarians are our best allies, and Johnson thankfully adopts a “show, don’t tell” approach.”