Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Librarians go Gaga

Last week I delivered an adaptation of the presentation from the recent Hollywood Librarian: Take II event held in the library to members of the Brent Libraries, Arts and Heritage quarterly staff forum. In this presentation I used examples from film, television, and literature to analyse public perceptions of librarians.

One of the most interesting aspects of this presentation is the focus on the many ways in which librarians are reclaiming and appropriating traditional librarian stereotypes, and subverting these misconceptions using humour and a playful self awareness to target new library users. Unfortunately at the time of writing this presentation I did not have access to this particular clip...

Just one of the many examples illustrating some of the more fun and inventive ways in which librarians promote their services and profession.

Hopefully these representations and changing roles of librarians can be discussed at the future Hollywood Librarian III event, coming soon...

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