SILS screening of "The Hollywood Librarian" on April 26th

April 11, 2010

The red carpet will not line the way to room 117 of Manning Hall, but the screening of "The Hollywood Librarian" will take place at 5 p.m. on April 26th courtesy of the Information and Library Science Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“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." -Container

The screening is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. Please send your RSVP to Kate Oberg ( by April 22nd. Light refreshments will be served at 4:30 p.m. in the lobby of Manning Hall.

*Note: The movie is 96 minutes long.

Seidl, Ann. The Hollywood librarian: a look at librarians through film. Northampton, MA: Media Education Foundation, 2009.