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.


Pop Cafe Press Shop is Open For Business

You want 'em. Now you can buy 'em: We Heart Our Dead Gay Headmaster buttons are now for sale at Pop Goes the Library's very own CafePress shop.

We just have a basic shop up right now, so there's only one color scheme for sale, but clever Melissa has adapted Carlie's brilliant Heathers-HP mashup into color schemes for every House at Hogwarts, which we will sell in future if sales of the regular ones go well.  If you have been sorted yet, you can do so here.  

The buttons are marked up from CafePress's base price, but all proceeds will be donated to GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network.

Shop early, shop often.

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Team Rowling Goes to Midwinter

Team Rowling Girls
Originally uploaded by sophiebiblio
Full Midwinter report to come later, but here you have our giddiest moment: attending the Youth Media Awards Press Conference, decked out in our "Team Rowling" shirts, which Carlie, genius that she is, had made for us so we could show our support for HP7, which we thought might take home a Printz Honor. Alas, it was not to be.

In case you're worried about why otherwise mild-mannered librarians are throwing a gang sign, be not alarmed: that's the Nerdfighter Salute.

You can juuuust about see the awesome "We Heart Our Dead Gay Headmaster Button" festooning my conference badge. Another Carlie brainchild, these Heathers-Dumbledore mashup buttons were so popular that we are thinking of selling more of them (via CafePress or similar) & donating the profits to a gay rights organization. Would you buy one? If so, please comment!

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