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 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.
As always, let us know what you think of Open Shelf.
Editor-in-Chief, Open Shelf