February 6, 2019

Where there’s smoke, there’s FYRE

It's been almost two years since the notorious — and endlessly memed — Fyre Festival debacle, but the hits just keep on coming. In January, both Netflix and Hulu delved into the drama with their own buzzy documentaries chronicling the aftermath of “the greatest party that never happened." Do you have patrons who can't get enough of these documentaries? NoveList can help you stay on top of pop culture trends to connect with your patrons.

January 31, 2019

How to use the Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch at your library

From the moment the Netflix interactive film Black Mirror Bandersnatch dropped at the end of December, viewers have been discussing, watching, re-watching, analyzing, and dishing about the film. All of this conversation leads to plenty of opportunities for libraries to capitalize on this trend. 

October 18, 2018

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas’ novel The Hate U Give has been a hit amongst teens and adults alike since its 2017 debut. Thomas has received numerous awards and has been on book clubs lists around the country. The book has now been adapted into a film which will be released in theaters October 19. 

November 6, 2017

Harness the power of pop culture to connect with your community

Lately I've been thinking about all the ways (old and new) that libraries can use popular culture to connect with their communities -- and possibly to reach new communities. 

October 13, 2016

#KenBone: A pop culture/readers’ advisory fusion

We heard you loud and clear, NoveList subscribers. The enthusiasm generated by our recent Pop Culture webcast showed us that readers' advisory librarians clearly see the benefit of using pop culture to engage library patrons.

August 23, 2016

Webcast: Unlocking pop culture to improve your readers’ advisory

Librarians specialize in books, but some of the best readers' advisory inspiration can be found beyond the printed page. Start the right conversations and you can discover what your patrons love (and what they’d love to see in your library).