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.
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 records management, booktube, bibliothèques scolaires, mental illness, and accessible reading packs
You’ve heard of embedded librarianship, Lynne Bowker and César Villamizar introduce us to embedded records management and how this worked at the University of Ottawa.
What can’t you find on YouTube? Adele Georgievski, taking a break from her Random Library Generator column, explores the wonderful world of Booktube!!!.
De quelle façon doit-on s’y prendre pour attirer les élèves du primaire et du secondaire à fréquenter leur bibliothèque scolaire? Selon Joanne Plante, bibliothécaire en chef au Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est, il faut les rendre plus vivantes.
In her On the Edge: YA Fiction series, Sam Marchello has discussed fiction that addresses important yet sensitive or controversial topics. Her latest column focuses on mental illness and recommends an extensive list of titles that help young adults with this difficult issue.
Accessibility and literacy programs come together at the Ottawa Public Library as Tristene Villanyi Bokor discusses in Partnering to Provide Accessible Reading Packs.
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