Pandemic: (Of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world…and a magazine. Again, we feature stories that capture our experiences during this “time of COVID-19”: articles about our resilience and capacity to be innovative while coping with the complete disruption of our work lives and services as well as stories that emphasize the real need for the public services that institutions such as libraries provide. The individual and collective benefits of these services are not only practical (e.g., access to printing) but also emotional and psychological.
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!