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.
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.