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