The Hollywood Librarian: A Look at Librarians through Film, the first full-length documentary film to focus on the work and lives of librarians, is scheduled to premier at American Library Association (ALA) 2007 Annual Conference June 21-27 in Washington, D.C.
From the web site:
The Hollywood Librarian is a unique and charming blend of film clips, humor and critical analysis of the popular image of librarians. It will create a new-found empathy for the profession by revealing the diversity of individual librarians and the importance of what they do. This documentary will increase the public’s awareness of the complex and democratic nature of librarianship in the age of technology, and be a step toward librarians redefining themselves as not only more than a stereotype, but also as a cultural imperative.
A trailer for the film is available on YouTube and there is also a Hollywood Librarian group on Facebook. I’m sorry that I won’t be going to ALA this year to see it – I hope that the film will be widely available thereafter.