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).