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.


We Did It!

Complete Manuscript
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Liz & I are sending in the manuscript for Pop Goes The Library: The Book this week. We know there's a lot of work ahead of us, still, but as Liz said earlier today, any work we do will just improve something that's already pretty darn good.

I'll write more about the process -- and the last week, in particular, which has been a marathon of finalizing -- later, and I'm sure Liz will, too.

In the meantime, I'd just like to thank Liz Burns for being such a great, supportive, and complementary co-author. This was a collaborative effort from start to finish, and I could never have survived this, much less completed it, without you, Smartie!

Many more thanks to come.

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Survey Shutting Down on Sunday

Y'all. Y'all. Nearly 750 of you have started the survey, and nearly 350 of you have completed it. Thank you so, so much. We never anticipated such an incredible response, and are bowled over by how generous you have been with your time, your thoughtful responses, and your ideas. Again: thank you.

For those of you who have been putting off responding to the survey, or forgot about the survey, or have no idea what I'm talking about, first, read this entry. (Briefly, Liz & I are writing a book on pop culture & libraries. The survey is designed to find out what you're doing to leverage your pop culture collections at your library.) Then, if you are still interested in helping us out, please take the survey. It'll take you 15-30 minutes, tops, and will help us out immeasurably.

Like all good things, however, the survey is coming to a close. I'm shuttering the windows & rolling up the carpets on Sunday evening, around 5 PM EST. So speak -- er, type -- now, or forever hold your peace. At least until the book comes out.

Thank you, once more. We are in your collective debt, and we will do everything we can to ensure the book delivers on the promise of your contributions.

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Thank You, School Library Journal!

And welcome, SLJ readers!

So, there's this really nice article about PGTL: The Book on School Library Journal's website today. Needless to say, Liz & I are beside ourselves with delight. In the immortal words of our patron saint, Flavor Flav, "yeeeeah, boyyy!"

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