February is Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and of course, the month of valentines. We are debuting cryptic crosswords for all of you who love puzzles with our new column 793.73. This month, we are featuring eight clues that challenge readers to identify eight Black authors whose work is worth celebrating. And we are also featuring articles from women co-edit books, find more respectful ways to describe people and their work, want to live in good relationships on Turtle Island, and land the right job because they know how to make the most of the interview process.
We have a wide-range of things for you to read as we all return to work after the long Canada Day weekend.
It seems appropriate to start with the first in our reflections on Canada at 150. Dr Toni Samek, chair of the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta, discusses diversity and library schools.
The latest Library IT Crowd column interviews Jonathan Younker about his role at Brock University.
Also included is the latest jam-packed issue of Inside OCULA with topics including maps, stories, games, research and collaboration.
We hope you enjoy it all and please do let us know what you think.