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.


What's In Your Future?

If you live on the East Coast, your library cannot miss this conference: The Mid-Atlantic Library Futures Conference: Imagination to Transformation. It is May 7 and 8 in Atlantic City, NJ; full details are here. Also, check out the Conference Blog, which has even more information.

In a nutshell, this forward-thinking conference is looking beyond the "library world." To quote their blog, "We decided to seek out visionaries from all walks of life and bring them together with a small group of colleagues from our field to begin a discussion that will impact libraries well into the next decade. We imagined a morphing of information, inspiration, and imagination that will transform the way we look at our future. With such lofty aspirations, we recognized we also need to build a solid foundation that will serve as a concrete plan with which to move forward."

This conference also has multiple groups and states working together; it is sponsored by Delaware Division of Libraries, New Jersey State Library, PALINET, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Library Development and Services, and West Virginia Library Commission.

As a note to those of you from out of state: Atlantic City has a great airport.

Sadly, I will be unable to go (even tho I really, really, really, really want to) because of other commitments. Please, let us know if you'll be able to attend and please report back!

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