Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
In an information age full of Google-powered searches, free-by-Bittorrent media downloads and Wiki-powered knowledge databases, the librarian may seem like an antiquated concept. Author and editor Johnson is here to reverse that notion with a topical, witty study of the vital ways modern librarians uphold their traditional roles as educators, archivists, and curators of a community legacy. Illuminating the state of the modern librarian with humor and authority, Johnson showcases librarians working on the cutting edge of virtual reality simulations, guarding the Constitution and redefining information services-as well as working hard to serve and satisfy readers, making this volume a bit guilty of long-form reader flattery. Johnson's wry report is a must-read for anyone who's used a library in the past quarter century.
This title will be released on February 2, 2010.
What's your "waiting on" pick this week? Leave your link here.