Happy 2020! Yes, it’s a bit late to offer this greeting except for the Open Shelf editorial team, given that we took our annual hiatus in January. This month, we are presenting articles in both official languages, along with stories from northern, southern, and eastern corners of the province, while featuring the voices of those who work in rural and urban libraries, both new grads and seasoned professionals.
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 records management, booktube, bibliothèques scolaires, mental illness, and accessible reading packs
You’ve heard of embedded librarianship, Lynne Bowker and César Villamizar introduce us to embedded records management and how this worked at the University of Ottawa.
What can’t you find on YouTube? Adele Georgievski, taking a break from her Random Library Generator column, explores the wonderful world of Booktube!!!.
De quelle façon doit-on s’y prendre pour attirer les élèves du primaire et du secondaire à fréquenter leur bibliothèque scolaire? Selon Joanne Plante, bibliothécaire en chef au Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est, il faut les rendre plus vivantes.
In her On the Edge: YA Fiction series, Sam Marchello has discussed fiction that addresses important yet sensitive or controversial topics. Her latest column focuses on mental illness and recommends an extensive list of titles that help young adults with this difficult issue.
Accessibility and literacy programs come together at the Ottawa Public Library as Tristene Villanyi Bokor discusses in Partnering to Provide Accessible Reading Packs.
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