National Library Week Event


NLW'07Students at the School of Information Sciences, in conjunction with staff from the SIS Library’s Elizabeth Nesbitt Room, will present a special event in honor of National Library Week. Two film versions of the classic tale of "Beauty and the Beast" will be screened on April 17th and 18th at 8:30 p.m. in Room 1A04 of the Information Sciences Building. 

On April 17, Jean Cocteau's classic French-language version "La Belle et la Bete" will be screened with a post-film discussion lead by Andy Horbal.  On April 18, you can enjoy the Disney animated version of "Beauty and the Beast," with a post film discussion led by Vani Natarajan and Clare Withers.  Come for one film or two, to fully appreciate these different versions of this wonderful story!  Light refreshments will be available.

National Library Week, April 15-21, is a nation-wide recognition of the contributions of our nation's libraries, librarians and library workers.  The week also encourages libraries and institutions of higher education to promote library use and support.  This local event is co-hosted by SIS students and the staff of the SIS Library, which is home to the Elizabeth Nesbitt Room.  The Elizabeth Nesbitt Room houses several special collections related to the history of children and their books and media.  The collection includes more than 12,000 books and magazine titles dating from the 1600s through today.  For more information about the SIS library or the Elizabeth Nesbitt Room, visit