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Free For All: Oddballs, Geeks and Gangstas in the Public Library by Don Borchert

Free For All: Oddballs, Geeks, and Gangstas in the Public Library - Don Borchert

Free For All: Oddballs, Geeks and Gangstas in the Public Library by Don Borchert is the memoir of a librarian at a public library. While this backlist title is not the most compelling I've read, it does contain some good advice for new librarians and other young professionals.
In Free For All, Borchert describes the often ridiculous, sometimes funny and occasionally fulfilling role of public librarians. His account is quite dry with a tendency to lose focus, but nevertheless contains some funny observations and generally good advice. This was not the most interesting memoir I've read, but it wasn't the worst either.
Free For All is a decent afternoon distraction for new librarians and other young professionals. Don't expect it to change your life, but do expect some good advice. I would recommend this to anyone with an interest in what librarianship in a public library is really like.
2.5 Stars

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