Pop Goes the Library

Using Pop Culture to Make Libraries Better.

by Sophie Brookover, Liz Burns, Melissa Rabey, Susan Quinn, John Klima, Carlie Webber, Karen Corday, and Eli Neiburger. We're librarians. We're pop culture mavens. We're Pop Culture Librarians.


Thank You, OLA SuperConference!

I'm here in Toronto, my favorite city in the world, attending the Ontario Library Association's Super Conference (believe me, it is super in every sense of the word -- super-sized, superlatively organized and super-interesting) and have finally come down from the amazing high of presenting to over 160 people at my morning session on pop culture, called (natch) Pop Goes The Library. This was a teen-centric presentation, but as I was putting together the slides (to be uploaded to www.popgoesthelibrary.com/talks/ola2007.pdf as soon as I get home & get my hands on Acrobat Distiller) for it, I realized that as much as I love focusing on teens & pop culture, that's a really easy sell. I almost prefer the challenge of selling my more traditionally-minded colleagues on pop culture's importance to library service. Maybe next year! Anyway, this was a wonderful experience, and I want to thank my Convenor, Kate Morrison, and my OPLA liaison, Maria Politano, for making the whole process of being a speaker move so smoothly.

UPDATE: I uploaded the handout. It's available here.

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  • At 5:51 PM, Blogger melissa said…

    Go, Sophie!!! Sounds like it was a great presentation, and I can't wait to see the slides.

  • At 9:35 PM, Blogger MadJenny said…

    Hi. Just wanted to say thanks for an incredible session today! You were really inspiring, and had some fantastic ideas. I can't wait to get back to my library to start in on some of your suggestions with my teens. Love the blog too. Thanks again!

  • At 10:58 PM, Blogger Peter Bromberg said…

    Congrats on the presentation Sophie! I hope your enjoying your time in Toronto and planning to bring home some goodies from the OLA conference (By goodies I mean ideas, but hey, swag's cool too.)


  • At 12:58 PM, Blogger Stephanie said…

    The presentation was fantastic - very inspiring! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and time with us!

    A fellow TWOP and ChickLit.com fan,


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