Hello! I am Jennifer Snoek-Brown, a librarian. It must be in the genes, as my mother is also a librarian. I literally grew up in libraries, and I spent many happy hours watching films from my family’s movie collection. And for my undergraduate studies, I wrote a thesis in 2001 called “A Glimpse Through the Glasses: Portrayals of Librarians in Film” (see image at right – note my maiden name). I have continued my interest in the image of librarians in the media, especially film, ever since.
With this blog, I plan to post at least 1 entry per week, which will include analysis and commentary on films featuring reel librarians. This site is a newer (and more permanent) version of my previous “Reel Librarians” site, initially developed off a previous work site and server. I also put that site on hold while I worked overseas for three years, from 2008 – 2011. But I’m back, the site’s back – hopefully, better than ever.
I love movies, and I love librarians — as Roger Ebert says, “beneath everything else, a fan.” Therefore, disclaimer alert: I suspect these personal biases will be detectable throughout my posts!
Have I missed a movie? Please let me know by leaving a comment.