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.


Tsunami & Disaster Relief

I am shamefully late to post this, I know.

Some resources I've seen elsewhere:
Google Tsunami Relief and CNN's News & Links, both via Saint Joseph's County Public Library blog.

Waterboro Library's blog also has a fairly comprehensive list of charitable organizations & news resources, notable particularly for encouraging donors to check organizations' overhead costs.

The good folks at This Is Not Over have many fine recommendations, as well, including quite a few for non-Americans.

And Jessamyn asks, "If your library home page doesn't change in response to massive world-changing events, doesn't that send a message, however inadvertent, about the responsiveness, and plugged-in-edness of the library itself?" Yeah, I'd say it does.

Edited to add: One more list of links, including one to a blog of the disaster, which includes video, courtesy of ResearchBuzz. There was a nice, brief piece on today's episode of Day to Day on how bloggers' coverage of the disaster has changed peoples' views of what blogs can be.


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