Presenting a reel librarian program @ OLA Conference 2016

Exciting news! Tomorrow, I will be presenting a program about reel librarians at the 2016 Oregon Library Association Annual Conference, taking place in beautiful Bend, Oregon, April 20-22, 2016. This year’s conference theme is “Tell Your Story,” and my presentation is titled “When Others Tell Our Story: Librarian Portrayals in Film.”

Reel Librarians | Screenshot from OLA program schedule

Here’s my program write-up on the online conference schedule:

This program will highlight how librarians are portrayed in film. What can we learn about our own profession by the way others tell our story on the big screen? Culled from years of film analysis and research, as showcased on the presenter’s site Reel Librarians (, this program will feature both female and male “reel” librarian portrayals, illustrated with cinematic examples. How might these portrayals help (or inhibit) connections between librarians and our communities? Let’s all come together to identify and laugh – or groan! – at how we are portrayed in the “reel” world.

So tomorrow, Thursday, April 21, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., that’s where I’ll be. Hopefully, I’ll see y’all there — if not in person, then definitely in spirit. 😀

Next week, I hope to have some pics to share from the program and conference.



6 comments on “Presenting a reel librarian program @ OLA Conference 2016

  1. popegrutch says:

    Rats, and I’m not going to OLA this year! Did PLA in Denver instead, and used up my professional development money. Well, good luck, I’m sure you’ll be great!

  2. Eric says:

    Great program today at OLA 2016, thanks!
    Ever since seeing Party Girl I’ve wished we could hire Parker Posey…

  3. Mary Grenci says:

    I was there and I LOVED your session. I’m now checking out your site for the first time and love it too!

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