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.


Happy Birthday to Pop!

How about that? This Sunday was Pop Goes The Library's first birthday, and I didn't even notice. Happy birthday, little blog. I just re-read my first post, and am happy to say that I still believe in all of it. I still think libraries need to embrace popular culture and need to incorporate it into both our philosophies of service, and the services & materials we offer.

My definition of what counts as popular culture has certainly broadened -- I used to think of it as primarily entertainment-based, but now, I see Pop Culture as whatever people are talking, obsessing, or enthusing about. So now, Pop Culture is not just music, movies, and books, but religion, current events, inescapable commercial campaigns, fashion, sports, technology, and whole slew of other things people ponder.

Anyway. Hope you're all enjoying reading as much as I'm enjoying writing.


  • At 9:55 PM, Blogger amanda said…

    happy blog birthday, Sophie! I certainly enjoy reading (especially all this fresh content lately!).


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