Marylaine Block

Retired Writer, Speaker,
"Librarian without Walls"

marylaine at marylaine dot com
Marylaine Block speaking at Internet Librarians Conference

Since I left St. Ambrose University in 1999 to become a full-time writer, I've published two e-zines and other web sites for librarians, spoken at conferences, written two columns (one of them for Fox News Online), published articles in professional library journals and general interest magazines, and written trade books for librarians. As an academic librarian, I created BookBytes to steer reluctant readers to books too good to put down.

I'm retired now, but you'll find links here to all the work I've done that is still available online.

My Word's Worth

A column originally published in a British
online publication, in which I
explained Americans to the British.
Once I moved it back home, I
shifted to explaining America to Americans.



A complete list of my books and articles


My weekly column about America,
originally published by
Fox News Online, 1998-2000

Ex Libris: an E-Zine for Librarians
Marylaine Block's personal page

Graphics credits: the ExLibris caricature of me in front of the computer is courtesy of Chris Hiers, the graphic artist who illustrated all my Fox News Online columns. The bookworm is by Prof. Les Bell of St. Ambrose University. I did the cat on the bookshelf myself - a fairly faithful replica of my late lamented Nickaninny in her favorite pose. The My Word's Worth logo that heads the columns was done in 1995 by an artist at the London Mall Magazine when I was writing this column for them.
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Updated March 3, 2014