Is it fall yet? Somehow, time and space seem to have collapsed over the past six months and even the seasons don’t necessarily feel discrete right now. Plus, global warming contributes to a sense of life being off kilter as well, as fluctuating temperatures and volatile storms bring uncertainty to each day. However, our lineup this month reflects our capacity to survive and thrive despite the unpredictability of pandemics, weather, and just change in general.
What’s New in Open Shelf?
This release is a special issue: Academic librarians and the PhD. We explore the relationship between academic librarians and the doctoral degree including:
- Should it be the terminal degree?
- Costs and gains
- Advice to students
- Research and the “value agenda”
We offer no definitive answers … but contribute to this long-standing debate about status and credentials.
As important, our editorial recognizes a great Canadian storyteller, Stuart McLean. Stuart (because this is how so many of us think of him) died this month but left an incomparable legacy to which fellow storyteller Gail de Vos pays tribute.
Food for thought, thoughts for the heart.
As always, let us know what you think of Open Shelf.