Subject: Popular Culture Conference
Since I use this listserv as a call for papers source, I thought someone might
like to see the papers being delivered in the Libraries and Popular Culture
area of the 1998 conference of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture
Association (April 8-11, Orlando FL).
The theme for this year's conference is (not limited to) the image of
libraries and librarians in Popular Culture.
W. Frank Steely Library
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY 41099-6101
Panel 1, Wednesday, April 8,
1998, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Changing Technology: Changing Stereotypes?
Chair: Allen Ellis
"From Buns to Bytes: How Technology is Changing Librarians' Image"
Cheryl LaGuardia, Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
02138, and Mary Cahill, Schaffer Library Union College, Schenectady, NY 12308
"The Struggle for the Soul of Librarianship: Competing Popular Images"
Douglas Raber, School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee,
Knoxville, TN 37996-4330, and John M. Budd, School of Information
Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri-Columbia,
Columbia, MO 65211
"Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Out of Service, Outsourced?: Images of
Librarianship on the Edge of the Millennium"
Charlaine Ezell, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202 and Charles Hanson,
Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, Detroit, MI 48121
"The Ice Cream 'Man' Cometh: The Librarian as Purveyor of 'Frozen' Popular
Culture" Ronald N. Bukoff, Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana 71104
Panel 2, Wednesday, April 8, 1998, 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Moving Pictures, Static Images?: Librarians on the Screen
"Poor Mary Bailey: How Hollywood Uses the Librarian"
Mary Jo DeJoice, Cullom-Davis Library, Bradley University, Peoria, IL 61625
"The Celluloid Librarian: The Portrayal of Librarians in Motion Pictures"
William H. King, State Library of North Carolina Raleigh, NC 27601
"The Image of the Librarian in Party Girl: A Cultural Studies Perspective"
Marie Radford, School of Information and Library Science, Pratt Institute,
Brooklyn, NY 11205, and Gary Radford, Communication Studies, William
Paterson University of New Jersey, Wayne, NJ 07470
"The Image of the Librarian in Storm Center: A Little Too Much of the Real
Thing?" Louise S. Robbins, School of Library and Information Studies,
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI 53706
Panel 3, Thursday, April 9, 1998, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Access Powers: Popular Culture Research
Chair: Judith Overmier, School of Library and Information Studies,
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019
"Fifteen Bad Arguments for Restricting Access in Libraries"
Robert Wagers, Division of Library and Information Science, San Jose
State University, San Jose, CA 95192-0029
"What Once Was Old is New Again: The Use of Archives in Popular Culture
Studies" Patricia A. Threatt, The Cammie G. Henry Research Center,
Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Natchitoches, LA 71497
"A Publisher's Private Collection as Fosterer of a Popular Myth"
Duccio Mannucci, Florence, Italy
"Private Collectors Changing the Image of Special Collections: A
Scientific Case Study" Judith Overmier
Panel 4, Thursday, April 9, 1998, 10:30-noon.
Novel Imagery: Librarians in Fiction
Chair: Allen Ellis
"The Changing Image of the Librarian in the Mystery Genre"
Julie Robinson, P.O. Box 712642, Los Angeles, CA 90071-7642
"Marian Becomes a Detective, or, the Librarian Who Failed to Say Sh-h-h"
Ellen L. Maher, Department of Sociology, Indiana University South Bend,
South Bend, IN 46615
"Carol Kennicott of Main Street: Utopian Reformer or Professional Librarian?"
Emilie C. White, School of Architecture, Mississippi State University,
Mississippi State, MS 39762
"Of Librarians, Libraries and Love: The Giant's House"
Joyce Burkhart, Library, St. Petersburg Junior College, St. Petersburg,
Panel 5, Thursday, April 9, 1998, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Some Tangled Webs: The Image of the Librarian, and the World Wide One
Chair: Doug Highsmith, University Library, California State University,
Fullerton, Fullerton, CA 92634-4150
"Hip vs. Nice vs. Traditional vs. Nasty vs. AAARRRGGGHHH!"
Tanya Elder, East 7th Street, Apartment 2, New York, NY 10009
"It's a Whole New Season at Milner"
Jean B. MacDonald and Maureen Brunsdale, Milner Library, Illinois
State University, Normal, IL 61790-8900
"From Memex to the Web: The Eternal Search for the Answer Machine"
Betsy Baker, Natalie Pelster, and Julie Borden, Northwestern University
Library, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208-0821
"The Long Strange Trip of Barbara Gordon: Depictions of Librarians in Comics"