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 leadership, conferences, wordless books, learning commons, InsideOCULA, and farewells & welcomes & introductions.
What does the classic management text Good to Great (2001) by Jim Collins say to us about library leadership? John Pateman thinks quite a bit: Good to Great.
“It may seem strange that a book with no words can help a child develop language …” So begins Leigh Turina’s Ten Wordless Picture Books to Promote Language Development.
In Equity & Social Justice in the Library Learning Commons, Jennifer Brown wonders “if the real value of the library learning commons, and those of us charged with its care, is the potential to empower learners to identify and deal with issues of equity and social justice.”
This release includes the February issue of InsideOCULA which features articles about open learning resources, the CAPAL census, research data management, lightning talk proposals, and theory to practice.
This is the last issue for Mike Ridley as Editor-in-Chief of Open Shelf. He has some parting remarks: Farewell … and Welcome.
And lastly, an introduction to the new Open Shelf Editorial Team: Begin as You Mean to Go On.
As always, let us know what you think of Open Shelf.
Martha Attridge Bufton
Editor-in-Chief, Open Shelf