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.
In this release, we’re back with an OLA featured member along with some info trends, John Pateman’s Open for all? and a new podcast from OLA’s president and executive director.
Fiona Inglis continues at the helm of Random Library Generator and this month she introduces Sharon Bailey from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.
Finally, Shelagh Patterson (OLA executive director) and Leslie Weir (OLA president) join forces via the sound waves to give you their take on SuperConference and plans (including strategic) for 2017.
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On behalf of the editorial team …
Martha Attridge Bufton