Pop Goes the Library
Using Pop Culture to Connect With Your Whole Community
By Sophie Brookover and Elizabeth Burns
"A breath of fresh air ... an exciting and essential book for those
librarians ready to take up the challenge of keeping their libraries
relevant to the communities they serve."
You loved the blog—now read the book!
Whether you regularly follow entertainment and gossip news, or wondered
“Corbin Who?” when you saw the recent ALA READ
poster, Pop Goes the
Library will help you connect with your users and energize
Pop culture blogger-librarians Sophie Brookover and Elizabeth Burns
define what pop culture is (and isn’t) and share
techniques, and success stories from all types of libraries.
You’ll discover practical strategies and
ideas for incorporating the pop culture passions of your users into
collections, programs, and services, plus a range of marketing and
outreach ideas, technology tools, and ready-to-go programs you can
start using today. Here is an eye-opening book that’s as much fun to
read as it is to apply!
“From knowing your community to building programs and collections to trendspotting, you’ll find everything you need to know about libraries and popular culture in this entertaining read.”
— Linda W. Braun, 2008 President-Elect, YALSA
full of definitions, encouragement, program plans, and advice from the
field, this title is an invaluable guide to pop library service for pop
culture mavens and newbies alike.”
— Robin Brenner, No Flying, No Tights
2008/288 pp/softbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-336-9 | Regular Price: $39.50 | Web Orders: $35.55
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