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History of Libraries - Online Course

Libraries as portrayed on television and in movies

Here's a page from one of the lessons in the "History of Libraries" course offered via EduScapes. The entire website is very interesting, but the "Libraries in Television & Movies" section appeals to me! Watch clips from a variety of sources and spot the stereotypes!

The instructor asks:
  • How have libraries been portrayed on television and in movies?
  • How does the program reflect the time it was produced?
  • How does it reflect the time period of the story?
  • Is the program an accurate, stereotypical, or skewed view of libraries?