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.

2007-08-23

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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2007-08-05

Pop Goes The Book (AKA, Take This Survey, Please!)

So, Liz and I have been sitting on some fairly big news for a while now: we're writing a book. It's called Pop Goes the Library: Using Pop Culture to Connect With Your Whole Community, and the good folks at ITI are going to publish it, sometime in 2008.

So while we feverishly research, write, and revise the manuscript, we have a request of all of you, dear Readers & Friends of Pop: we have this survey, you see, and it would help us out tremendously if you'd be willing to answer our questions. It's one thing for us to write about what we think makes a great marriage between pop culture & libraries; it's quite another, more powerful thing to quote our experienced colleagues on this topic.

So, if you're willing, our survey is right here.


We apologize in advance if you see e-mail survey-related e-mails on various list-servs. We're trying to gather as many responses as the library community is willing to provide.

Thank you so much for taking the time to participate. We know our book will be that much better for your contributions!

Cross-posted by Liz at Tea Cozy.

ETA: Despite our early testing of the survey, there were some problems. They are now fixed, or should be -- if you have problems, leave a note in the comments or e-mail sophie DOT brookover AT gmail DOT com. Thanks!

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