It all started in the fall of 2017. Teens from the nearby high school mysteriously started appearing at one of our small branch library locations over the lunch hour. Week by week, the group grew, and so did the noise and food … and the sidelong looks from adult customers.
Every year, the OPLA Readers’ Advisory Committee brings together some of the best readers’ advisory advocates to share their knowledge and expertise on meeting the needs of adult readers.
It is challenging enough to work on a project with a team based within the same organization. Now imagine doing so in a fully remote or virtual setting with colleagues representing a number of different library systems.
Les bibliothécaires et le personnel des bibliothèques agissent souvent comme médiateurs entre les auteurs et les lecteurs. Cette relation s’inspire en partie de la loi canadienne sur le droit d’auteur.
Librarians and library staff often act as mediators between writers and readers, a relationship that is informed, in part, by Canada’s Copyright Act.
When I was thinking of a suitable title for this month’s column a number of ideas came to mind including “Decolonization is not a metaphor” and “Acknowledgement is not enough.”
We take to heart the responses from Ontario Library Association (OLA) community members to the Open Shelf column Safe Spaces, and specifically the most recent post on race and privilege.
Have a strong feeling about something you read in Open Shelf? What to share your thoughts? Write a letter to the editor.
Virtual Reality (VR) is an emerging technology that aligns perfectly with our collective service goals to foster innovation and discovery.
In endeavoring to to meet the needs of our communities, we as library staff have to ignite the sparks.