Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Always wanted to know what makes librarians tick? Consider taking a look at the documentary Hollywood Librarian, now available in the library catalog! According to the cover, "The Hollywood Librarian is the first comprehensive treatment of the subject of librarians. A vivid blend of factual documentary, feature film, and storytelling, it reveals the history and realities of librarianship in the entertaining and appealing context of American movies. Interviews with actual librarians, intercut with film clips of cinematic librarians, examine such issues as literature, books and reading, censorship, library funding, citizenship and democracy. For the first time, we see and understand the real lives and real work of American librarians who for decades have been a cultural force hiding in plain sight."
Not to toot our own horn too much, but if you're interested in libraries & librarians, also recently released is This Book is Overdue! How Librarians & Cybrarians Can Save Us All by Marilyn Johnson. BookPage Reviews says: "Energetic, winningly acerbic and downright fun."
& finally...Keith Richards is a fan of the Dewey Decimal System! Read about it at the Guardian!