Come the holiday season, there seem to be few topics of conversation less controversial than deciding upon which is the perfect movie to ring in the end of the year (team Princess Bride here), but in a big part of Europe this question isn't up for debate.
“Offence and harm” is one of our core editorial principles and it may be problematic as many of us may not fully understand either the legal definition and implications of this concept.
For library staff, it is important to assess whether or not a patron is interested in formats other than print.
We all have something to say but not always the opportunity, experience or technical expertise to share our ideas out to the OLA community.
White middle class professional library values can create an unlevel playing field for Indigenous organizations and individuals. How? By privileging one world view over another.
Monica Socol manages the Digital Technology Services team ats the Hamilton Public Library ...
As library staff, we all deal with stressful situations such as a person haggling over $1.50 in fines shrinking budgets and rising costs. Whether we're up north or down south, reflection and sleep can boost our resiliency and stress-wrangling capacity.
Our last issue of Open Shelf for 2018 … and it’s a time to hear from new(er) as well as more familiar voices, including three newly appointed digital editors. Learn about organizational renewal at four Ontario academic libraries, how small libraries celebrate holidays in their communities, and the chair of OLA's Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. All this and more ...
Academic librarians teach one-shot information literacy (IL) sessions but some of us deliver for-credit IL courses.
Reagan Kapasi is a Youth Services Librarian at Toronto Public Library.
Arvind Singh is the chair of the OLA Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Committee and works at the Hamilton Public Library.
Devon O’Leary is the digital copy editor of Open Shelf. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and art history from the University of…
They may be small, but they have a mighty impact! Small, rural and medium-sized libraries are doing their part to ensure the communities they support have a wonderful holiday season.