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|Movies on a Big Screen at The Guild: Hollywood Librarian|
|Date||Sunday May 31|
|Time||7:00 PM - 8:30 PM|
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|The Guild Theater. 2828 35th St, Sacramento (corner of 35th & Broadway)|
|Organizer/Author||Movies on a Big Screen|
|screenings [at] moviesonabigscreen.com|
Sunday, May 31, 2009 at The Guild Theater
2828 35th St, Sacramento
Hollywood Librarian is the first movie ever on the subject of the real lives and actual work of U.S. librarians. Using the "hook" of Hollywood motion picture clips, it introduces the audience to a variety of librarians: school and children's librarians, special librarians (medical and corporate), academic librarians, library educators and graduate students, a cataloger, and public librarians. Beginning with the history of information organization - Hypatia and the Library of Alexandria - it then touches on Andrew Carnegie, Melvil Dewey, and early women library professionals. Moving on into the 21st century, the documentary gives audiences the chance to peer into the world of librarians: the skills and passion it takes, the challenges of book censorship, and most of all, declining library funding.
The documentary was filmed around the country from March 2005 through February 2006. The librarians in the movie are aged 24 through 85, and have a diversity of ethnic background, library position, and geographic location (California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin).