The Hollywood Librarian, Hit Film of the ALA’s 128th Annual Conference

By Communications Office Mon, July 2, 2007

The American Library Association may not be known for its red carpet premieres, but that didn't stop filmmaker Ann Seidl from bringing a touch of Hollywood glamour to the first night of the organization’s recent annual conference. Debuting on Friday, June 22, 2007, before an enthusiastic audience of 5000 library professionals in Washington, D.C., Seidl’s The Hollywood Librarian bills itself as “the first full-length documentary film to focus on the work and lives of librarians” and includes interviews with real librarians interwoven with clips featuring cinematic creations like Katharine Hepburn as Bunny Watson in Desk Set.

Katharine Hepburn (center) as Bunny Watson, reference librarian, in the 1957 film Desk Set
Katharine Hepburn (center) as Bunny Watson, reference librarian, in the 1957 film Desk Set

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