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.
Now that we’re all well rested from the long weekend, we can tackle some issues in the library community! Who is with me?
Learn marketing strategies with the example of the updated Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) Discovery Centre; and which titles to use for science fiction themed Reader’s Advisory; explore the value of conferences, specifically the OLA’s Super Conference, to professional development; how a neo-liberal mindset can affect the library; and RDA in many metadata formats, or RIMMF. Also, what is the role of the makerspace and how to build them in a school library.
As always, please let us know what you think.