Hello! I think it’s useful to know that this website and blog about reel librarians (i.e. librarians in film) is written by a real librarian! I am Jennifer Snoek-Brown, an academic librarian in the U.S. 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 VHS movie collection. To complete my undergraduate studies in 2001, I wrote an honors thesis called “A Glimpse Through the Glasses: Portrayals of Librarians in Film.” I continued my interest in analyzing the image of librarians in movies during my MLIS studies, and throughout my career as a librarian. So… that means I’ve been analyzing reel librarians for over two decades! 🙂
I began this Reel Librarians site back in fall 2011, and the home page is a blog, where I currently write and publish two posts a week. You can sign up with your email to get notified about every new post. My blog posts usually include analysis and commentary on films featuring reel librarians. Fair warning, I sometimes go off on research tangents. Because that’s what librarians do. 😉
I love movies, and I love librarians. As Roger Ebert said:
“…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 or email me at reel.librarians [at] gmail [dot] com.