Reel librarian poster sessions

While living and working in Wisconsin in the mid-to-late 2000s, I began my first Reel Librarians web site as a way to pull together all my research up to that point in one place. I then began presenting my research via local and state conference poster sessions, which was a great way to talk with fellow professionals about reel librarians. It was fun to personally witness how surprised even my fellow librarians were at how many films feature our profession!

Reel Librarians  |  WLA Poster Session, 2006

My first poster session was at the 2006 Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference in November 2006. The left side of the poster featured female character types (“Beyond the Bun”), the right side had male character types (“Beyond the Bow Tie”), and the middle section highlighted firsts in librarian cinema.

And fun fact — I still have that “Connecting Librarians & Film” poster! 😀

Reel Librarians  |  Research Poster Day, 2007

I next presented my poster at my university’s Research/Poster Day in March 2007. I also brought in old film canisters — from our own library, no less! — which propped up a laptop featuring my (then current) web site.

Reel Librarians  |  Research Poster Day, 2007

The next month, April 2007, I presented my poster again at the Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians (WAAL) Annual Conference.

Reel Librarians  |  WAAL Poster Session, 2007

In the wide shot below during the poster session, I’m in the upper left corner talking with a colleague.

Reel Librarians  |  WAAL Poster Session, 2007

For this go-around, I added a film librarian trivia challenge and a giveaway. The prize? This “Marian the Librarian” coffee mug! (I bought two, so I could keep one for myself.)

Next week, I’ll share the trivia challenge, so y’all have time to prepare. 😉


3 comments on “Reel librarian poster sessions

  1. ejrunyon says:

    Online pub quiz? erm, challenge? Yea! 😀

  2. […] can see the color version of that same photo used in the newspaper article here in this previous post about my reel librarian poster sessions, and you can read about another reel librarians program I presented last year at the Oregon […]

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