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.


Welcome, NPR Listeners

Well, as if this week wasn't awesome enough, what with the book coming out & all, NPR gave us a shout-out on Weekend Edition Saturday. Hearing Andrea Seabrook, who I love, utter the name of this blog, has made my year. I may have shrieked and scared my poor husband, who came charging downstairs, worried that something had befallen me or our our daughter. I may have immediately IMed approximately 12 of my friends & colleagues with the link. I may have called my parents and insisted they go to NPR.org right now to listen!

If you're new to Pop, welcome welcome welcome! If you're particularly (or even only) interested in the cake pan story, here it is. Enjoy! (N.B., the collection I blogged about originally is in Ravenna, OH, not in Illinois, as mentioned in the story.)

Many thanks to Emily H., who told me about the cake pans she borrows from Reed Memorial, and NPR Librarian Kee Malesky, if it's you whom we have to thank for getting Pop a shout-out on N!P!R!, please accept this offer of a complimentary signed copy of Liz's & my book, and let me take you out for the drink(s) of your choice the next time ALA Annual is in DC.

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  • At 1:07 AM, Blogger Jan said…

    I'm an NPR listener who heard about this site today. Congratulations on the book and the shout-out, and thank you for combining two of my most favorite things: libraries and popular culture!

  • At 8:01 AM, Blogger Beth said…

    I just heard about this blog too on NPR on Saturday! I am an academic librarian with an interest in pop culture. Good job--I'll be visiting often.

  • At 5:01 AM, Blogger lwmurray1 said…

    Congrats on the shout-out and the book!
    Linda Murray

  • At 1:20 PM, Blogger flightless said…

    Thanks - the NPR page has been corrected to reflect the actual location of the cake pan collection.

    Also note: Kee Malesky spells her last name with a Y, not an I.


  • At 5:45 PM, Blogger Sophie Brookover said…

    Thanks, flightless -- on both counts. Correction forthcoming!


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