There are few that would disagree that pop culture influences how we live, think, behave, buy, learn etc. It's also clear that pop culture has influence in the academic community, and many areas of study, including Literature, Arts, Philosophy, Religion, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Business many others. Large numbers of books are published each year in all genre categories. For the academic community, many of these books traditionally would not fall under an academic materials umbrella but are relevant to support the ongoing study of how pop culture shapes modern life. How do vendors and universities select appropriate titles to add to collections to support studies of something so broad, impactful and important? How do you get the right books on the shelves to support educators and students?
In this session, Joyce Skokut, Director of Collection Development for Ingram Content Group, Pam Mackintosh, Economics Librarian and Coordinator, Shapiro Library Reference Services at the University of Michigan and Genya O’Gara, Director of Collections, James Madison University Libraries & Educational Technologies, will provide their thoughts, including successes and lessons learned, on integrating pop culture into their collections. A review of solutions and workflows that are helping their libraries successfully integrate modern titles in an academic setting will be provided and standing order plans, approval plans and journal review workflows will be discussed.