Image of Libraries in Popular Culture


We will explore images of libraries and librarians in popular culture in order to discover what these images signify about our profession and about the culture which produces them. We will consider the consequences of these images, both to the profession and the public-at-large, as well as the possible implications for promoting change.


The Librarian with an Alterego Convention

Image of Libraries and Librarians in Literature

Librarians in Children's and Teen Literature

Librarians in the Movies

Male Librarians: Stereotypes and Role Models

Past and Future Images Versus Current Actuality

Terror in the Library

Unconventional Librarians