In this month's issue we have a list of reading suggestions in Library is... Murder!, and an update on the new rural libraries conference: Little Branches Rural Roots. Also, learn about: cultural diversity and inclusion in the workplace, the current landscape of ebooks in libraries, Whether librarianship is a profession, the RA core competencies & toolkit, the Library IT Crowd, and hear from a public library manager dealing with the recent budget cuts. Plus, we have an exciting opportunity at Open Shelf: call for a story editor.
What’s New in Open Shelf? is a Table of Contents of sorts. Open Shelf publishes when we have compelling new material. Every two weeks is our plan.
In this release we feature community-led libraries, UX and translation, apps for RA, and the tech savvy child.
In his column, Open for All?, John Pateman has been exploring aspects of the community-led public library. In The Community-Led Public Library he summarizes the key messages.
Do user experience (UX) and website translation play together well? Only if you plan ahead. Lynne Bowker and Jairo Buitrago Ciro explain in User Experience and Translatability: Compatible or in Conflict?
Apps rule! In Readers’ Advisory – There’s an App for That! Kristen Caschera provides some suggestions for you and your users.
Kids are tech savvy. And as a result they are engaging in e-reading in interesting and insightful ways. In The Tech Savvy Child E-reading: Children’s Experiences and Perceptions of E-Book Reading, Lynne McKechnie and Kathleen Schreurs explain.
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