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.


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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ALA Awards by Text Message

File under: Awesome, Made Out of Five Different Kinds of

Text the word "ALA 5" to 32075 in the U.S. and Canada to receive notification of the winners of the following five awards, one text message per award:
  • Newbery Medal
  • Caldecott Medal
  • Coretta Scott King Awards
  • Michael L. Printz Award
  • Pura Belpré Award

You will receive 5 text messages for this subscription, winners only.

For complete results, text the word "ALA 13" to 32075 in the U.S. and Canada to receive notification of the winners of all 13 Youth Media Awards, including the five previously mentioned and the following, one text message per award:

  • Alex Awards
  • Margaret A. Edwards Award
  • Odyssey Award
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal
  • Mildred L. Batchelder Award
  • Schneider Family Book Award
  • Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

You will receive 13 text messages for this subscription, winners only.

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