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.
The month of June is LGBT Pride Month and we are lucky enough to have this Issue’s Trees and Forests column contribute to the LGBTQ discussion.
Informational professionals unite! The impact of the science fiction genre is something many of us can share in as it reflects the ideologies and technologies we operate on a daily basis. This year the RA in a day conference tackled the question, “Can you recommend a good science fiction book?”
Speaking of the ideologies we operate, in this Issue’s Open for all? the misrepresentative phrase, “real news” is unpacked as a manifestation of a society’s ideology. Understanding the context of this phrase is vital and timely as it is often misconstrued as being, “The Truth.”
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