Reference Librarian Ed Burns is our Head of Adult Services, but he diverges from the stereotype of a librarian being obsessed with BOOKS and is, instead, primarily enchanted by the cinematic arts. Mr. Burns talks about his lifelong love of movies, dating back to his teenage days when he worked in a theater, leading up to his role as a librarian where he curates an excellent and diverse collection of films, providing the crowd-pleasing blockbusters along with the hard-to-find International releases by iconic directors from around the world, as well as up-and-coming independent filmmakers. Mr. Burns is our staff liaison to the Friends of the Ferndale Library; we chat about his time as a library volunteer in the 90's, leading up to his career change to librarianship, as well as his own endorsements for the rewards that can come when there is an active and supportive Friends group for a public library. We also talk about the Oscars, as well as film festivals!
February 4, 2020