We’re trying something new this month: An online panel discussion on the need for the MLIS. In addition to this foray into a new way to talk with each other, we also have a number of features that look at Finnish library programs, Indigenous-federal relations, being a new manager, and creative card-making for students, which is an InsideOCULA article. Plus, Readers’ advisory is back along with the latest installment of Wildcard*, a new grad’s journey in the job market.
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 Tom Bentley, unmet needs, librarians & archivists, beyond books, and Lina Kim.
Do libraries focus on the unmeet needs in our communities? In Prioritizing Library Services For Those With the Greatest Needs John Pateman explains why “the Community-Led library focuses on potential or lapsed users, who make up 40% of the community”.
Libraries aren’t just about books. Bessie Sullivan explores library collections and library lending beyond the books in What About the Books?
A few reminders:
Open Shelf is looking for a new Editor-in-Chief. Perhaps it is you? Details here.
The August 1st release of Open Shelf will be a “greatest hits” package i.e. the articles with the greatest number of hits (views). If there was an award for these, we’d called them “The Shelfies.”
And lastly, we don’t publish an August 15th issue (in order to let the hundreds of Open Shelf staffers have a vacation). See you again with the September 1st issue.
As always, let us know what you think of Open Shelf.
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