Dear Santa, We’re the Open Shelf editorial team. Our favourite things to do are to engage with our friends in the OLA community. We write, we provide feedback, we get creative with pictures and tweets, we play tag all the time, and just basically have lots of fun. We’ll be snuggled at home during the holiday season, hopefully taking a break from work but still dreaming of new stories we can tell in Open Shelf in 2021. Although this has been a crazy year—the “Year of COVID”—we’ve still been able to play with our Open Shelf contributors and they have sent us lots of great stories to print in the magazine.
What’s New in Open Shelf? is a Table of Contents of sorts. Open Shelf publishes when we have compelling new material. Every two weeks is our plan.
In this release we feature community hubs, the public lending right, YA fiction about disabilities, Aaron DeVries, Caroline Haythornthwaite, Susan Cleyle and insideOCULA.
With public libraries facing unprecedented challenges, here’s a good news story from Kimberly McMunn at the Hasting Highlands Public Library: Program Turnout Without Resource Burnout: A Case for Community Hubs.
Open Shelf has teamed up with the Canadian Library Association to continue the publication of the columns of the CLA Copyright Committee. These columns provide a detailed consideration of current copyright issues. The second article in this new column is The Public Lending Right in Canada: a Librarian’s Perspective by Rob Tiessen.
Ever wanted to know more about the keynote and spotlight speakers coming to the OLA Super Conference in 2016? We did. And so Annesha Hutchinson is going to interview them …. in a fairly idiosyncratic way. In this release: Caroline Haythornthwaite (OCULA Spotlight Speaker) and Susan Cleyle (Careers Spotlight Speaker).
And finally, this release of Open Shelf includes InsideOCULA for November 2015. The newsletter of the Ontario College and University Libraries Association includes stories about a job exchange, digital literacy and creative spaces, social media and Open Access Week.
As always, let us know what you think of Open Shelf.
Editor-in-Chief, Open Shelf