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En smakebit på søndagLadybug på bloggen Flukten fra virkeligheten har hver søndag en utfordring kalt “En smakebit på søndag” som jeg vil være med på. I denne utfordringen skal en åpne boken en leser og finne ett par setninger en kan dele uten å røpe for mye av handlingen. Videre legger en igjen en link til bloggen sin i inLinkz på Ladybugs blogg.

Jeg har begynt på boken: This book is overdue! How librarians and cybrarians can save us all av Marilyn Johnson. Den er en humoristisk fagbok om bibliotekarer og om hvordan dataalderen forandrer biblioteket.

This book is overdueLibrary sience has always been a discreet profession. Have you ever had a librarian confide her pain or personal heartache while on the job? Not likely.

Once I asked a reference librarian of the slightly chilly ilk where to find the graphics novels. I was looking for a copy of Maus. «Oh!» she said, her face lighting up. «I love that book.» (Someday, I will stop being surprised at all the things librarians read; they’ll read anything.) Then she took me to the rumpled corner of the library, found Maus, and placed it in my hands with a blessing. «I hope you love it, too.» I looked back on decades of patronage and realized that this was the most a librarian had ever revealed about herself in a professional exchange.