Dear Santa, We’re the Open Shelf editorial team. Our favourite things to do are to engage with our friends in the OLA community. We write, we provide feedback, we get creative with pictures and tweets, we play tag all the time, and just basically have lots of fun. We’ll be snuggled at home during the holiday season, hopefully taking a break from work but still dreaming of new stories we can tell in Open Shelf in 2021. Although this has been a crazy year—the “Year of COVID”—we’ve still been able to play with our Open Shelf contributors and they have sent us lots of great stories to print in the magazine.
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.”
As always, please let us know what you think!