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.


It's A Zombie Eat Human World

World War Z is one of the best books I've read this year. It's about the Zombie Wars and how people survive, and ever since reading it, I look at houses and buildings wondering, hm, would that be a good place to be when the zombies attack?

I also fell in love with the Zombie American short films.

So, it was with great pleasure that I read Wil Wheaton's Geek in Review: It's the End of the World As We Know it, and I Feel Fine. Wheaton has a great round-up of post-apocalyptic films and books, including zombies. Also, I love that it was a librarian who introduced him to post-apocalyptic science fiction.

Speaking of zombies, vampires have been rehabilitated, as have werewolves, in that both are often shown as misunderstood. Better yet, there are a ton of romance novels with vampires and werewolves. Yet zombies... not so much. It's kind of nice to have an enemy that will always be viewed as evil, due to the decaying flesh and eating brains.