An Annotated Filmography


"As Others See Us: The Image of the Librarian: A Literature Guide."  British Library Information Sciences Service: London, 1993.

Anne-Marie Chaintreau and Rene Lemaitre.  Droles de bibliotheques: le theme de la bibliotheque dans la litterature et le cinema, 2e ed.  Cercle de la Librairie: Paris, 1993.

Dario D'Alessandro.  Silenzio in sala!: la biblioteca nel cinema.  Associazione italiana biblioteche: Rome, 2001.  [Also a German edition: Hauptrolle: bibliotheck: Eine filmographie.  Studien Verlag: Innsbruck, 2002.]

Alison Hall. "Behind the Bun, or, Batgirl was a Librarian."  Paper delivered at the Canadian Library Association Conference, June 1992.  A shortened version was published in CLA Journal 49(5) (1992). 

William H. King. The Celluloid Librarian: The Portrayal of Librarians in Motion Pictures.  MSLS Thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990.

"The Liberations of Librarians: Breaking the Stereotypes in Film and Pop Culture."

Stacie Marinelli.  Image and the Librarian: An Exploration of a Changing Profession."

Ann O'Brien, Martin Raish, and BI-L (The Bibliographic Instruction Discussion Group).  "The Image of the Librarian in Commercial Motion Pictures: An Annotated Filmography."  Collection Management 17(3) (1993): 61-84.

Abigail Leah Plumb.  "The Dewey-Eyed Decimal System: Checking Out Librarians on Film."  Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture 14 (Summer 2001). 

Marie L. Radford and Gary P. Radford.  "Power, Knowledge, and Fear: Feminism, Foucault, and the Stereotype of the Female Librarian."  Library Quarterly 67(3) (1997): 250-266.

Marie L. Radford and Gary P. Radford.  "Librarians and Party Girls: Cultural Studies and the Meaning of the Librarian."  Library Quarterly 73(1): 54-69.

Martin Raish, Frederic Duda, and George M. Eberhart.  "Librarians on Stage and Screen." The Whole Library Handbook 3, compiled by George M. Eberhart, Chicago: ALA, 2000, pages 531-545.

Steven J. Schmidt.  "Top Ten Films Featuring Libraries, Librarians and the Book Arts."

Valeria D. Stelmakh.  "The Image of the Library: Studies and Views from Several Countries: Collection of Papers."  University of Haifa Library: Haifa, 1994.

Stephen Walker and V. Lonnie Lawson.  "The Librarian Stereotype and the Movies."  MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship 1(1) (Spring 1993).  Also available at

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