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.


Welcomes & A Reintroduction

I am so pleased to welcome Susan Quinn and John Klima to Pop Goes the Library. One of my favorite aspects of working on this blog is inviting guest contributors and new contributors to the fold. In part, this is a selfish thing -- more contributors means less stressing over how frequently I post. Life with a very newly toddling toddler can be hectic and sometimes, I just don't feel terribly inspired to post. The bigger part of why I like adding new contributors, though, is all about you, the reader -- I like knowing that the Mavens of Pop are providing you with a broader range of posts on many topics.

With John & Susan introducing themselves to you in the last week, I'd like to take this opportunity to re-introduce myself.

I'm Sophie Brookover, and I launched this blog in April 2004, which was not all that long ago, really, but feels like several lifetimes ago in some ways. I was working at a different library, I was renting an apartment with my husband and was not a parent. We now own a home and have a lovely 13 month-old daughter. Back then, I'd sort of, kind of thought a bit about teaching workshops on technology & pop-related matters; now it's a big part of my career.

My areas of interest/expertise, and the issues you'll see me posting about most frequently are music, movies, TV, magazines, and technology, particularly as they relate to services to & collections for teens. I occasionally post on parenting-related matters, as well.

I love writing this blog, and having such fine contributors as Susan, John, as well as veteran Pop-ers Liz & Melissa, helps keep the whole enterprise as fun, fresh, and inspiring as it was two and a half years ago. Thanks, guys!


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