Questions like “Why am I here?” “What are my future goals?” and “What the fluff am I doing with my life?” are all perfectly normal during your mid-career moment. Here are the top five ways that library cats can battle the mid-career blahs with cat-itude!
A relatable, library-themed, short story.
In 2016, mayhem was unleashed when the Ontario Library Association (OLA) departed from the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA). The assumption was that the OLA would depart from the CFLA in an orderly and a swift fashion. That assumption was wrong.
You may have heard that some libraries have removed staff members from the equation so automatic doors and machines can greet patrons. Artificial intelligence allows libraries to provide this staffless branches option to patrons. However, they may be causing a larger problem. We've learned that the machines in one public library may have developed a mind of their own!
Joe Pateman is a PhD candidate studying politics at the University of Nottingham, with a specific interest in the disciplines of Marxist political theory…
Richard Reid and Shelagh Paterson transcript
This particular blank space is waiting for members of the Ontario Library Association (OLA) community to fill it up, decorate it, contribute.
Le conseil francophone de l’Association des bibliothèques de l’Ontario (L’ABO-Franco) recherche des professionnels de l’information qui désireraient présenter une communication.
As library professionals working across a diverse field, we experience tensions and triumphs as we work together. From discord to discourse promotes our capacity to be effective collaborators and co-workers.
We are embarked on a strategic planning process that we hope will enable the Open Shelf editorial team and board to identify the "value add" of the publication to OLA members and align with OLA's strategic goals.
I wonder if students sitting in front of a large display outside my office have noticed that the subject is potent: Stereotypes.
A library is clearly “place” in the sense of a physical space filled with books, posters, signs and desks. But just as obviously, a library is also people.
This month The Library IT crowd features Marni Tam.