Librarians in the Media

Threatt, Monique L (mthreatt@indiana.edu)
Mon, 20 May 2002 12:50:23 -0700 (PDT)

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> 1. librarians in the media
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> Date: Sat, 18 May 2002 07:32:54 -0400
> From: "ANGELA E. WEAVER" <aweaver1@OSF1.GMU.EDU>
> Subject: Re: librarians in the media
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> Unfortunately, that stereotyped characterization is only one of the many
> filmmaking felonies committed by Lucas.
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> Angela
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> On Fri, 17 May 2002, Joe Boonin wrote:
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> > Wow! I can't decide if Tom's review makes me want to see the film or
> > boycott it.
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> > Happy Friday,
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> > Joe
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> > Joseph M. Boonin
> > Head Librarian,
> > Recorded Sound and Moving Image Circulating Collection
> > The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
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> > Tom Moore <mooret@TCNJ.EDU>
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> > Please respond to Tom Moore
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> > Can I be the only one who saw Star Wars: Episode II last night?
> > I guess it fits in with the retro nature of the film (witness
> > the 1940's style spaceships) that there was a stereotypical librarian
> > in the film - on in years, female, peremptory. And not very inclined to
> > help Obi-Wan with his reference question.
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> > yours, Tom
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> [Also, Tom Moore again, from another MLA-L posting:]
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> Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 15:01:14 -0400
> From: Tom Moore <mooret@TCNJ.EDU>
> Subject: Re: librarians in the media
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> Well, at least you got the sense that there WAS a library...
> and it was in a very nice building too, with busts of important
> folks (authors, i suppose) at the end of each row of stacks.
> I would hope that with a building like that you would have better-trained
> librarians.
> What sort of cultural activities take place in the GL universe:
> auto racing, popular music at the bar, architecture. What else?
> Star Trek is slightly higher-brow.
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> yours, Tom
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-----Original Message-----
From: jon aubrey [mailto:porkstore@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 2:44 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Re: Videos re Libraries?

>Party Girl...http://us.imdb.com/Title?0114095
>The best thing to happen to librarian image in 100
>years.

Vibblers,
Party Girl has about as much to do with libraries
and librarianship as it does with the New York food
cart street vending trade, which is another career
opportunity explored in the film. Nonetheless, it is a
nice little movie, especially if you're a Parker Posie
fan.
And let's not forget, for comparing and
contrasting purposes, the "Old Maid Librarian"
flashback scene in It's A Wonderful Life.

"Mary, What Happened To Us,"
Jon A.
Queens, NY

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