February is Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and of course, the month of valentines. We are debuting cryptic crosswords for all of you who love puzzles with our new column 793.73. This month, we are featuring eight clues that challenge readers to identify eight Black authors whose work is worth celebrating. And we are also featuring articles from women co-edit books, find more respectful ways to describe people and their work, want to live in good relationships on Turtle Island, and land the right job because they know how to make the most of the interview process.
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 adventure collections, librarians & the PhD, the Right to Know, and the October issue of InsideOCULA.
In the third of a series of articles curated by Catherine Coles called More Than Just Books we hear from Catherine herself! And it’s quite adventurous. Trust me: Adventure Collection at the Lennox & Addington Libraries.
In Academic Librarians & the PhD I ask: Shouldn’t academic librarians with faculty status be trained like the rest of faculty? Shouldn’t they have a PhD? Let the wild rumpus start.
And finally we have a cornucopia of articles in the October issue of InsideOCULA. Freedom of Information (FOI) testimony, zines at Seneca, the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) survey, access to government documents, and The Partnership journal (it is hip?).
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