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 your vision—of your career, your library services, or the global community?
This month, we’ve got articles that present ideas or experiences that can help us be transformative in our practices. Here are our features and columns (in order of publication):
- What is Arduino? As Jonathan Miller explains in Micro-controlled tinkering, it’s a cool open source platform that helps us get in touch with our inner tinker-er, using 3D printing.
- IFLA is into the next phase of its Global Vision initiative and Shelagh Paterson brings us up-to-date on the North American regional meeting in #IFLAGlobalVision.
- There is never enough time or money for all the Professional Development we might want to do so Stacey Lapp shares her tips for leveraging social media to make PD happen.
- Inquiring minds want to know: What are the rewards and challenges of smalle(er) libraries? In Small(er) libraries, Kelly Thompson and Erika Heeson report out from last month’s survey.
- Finally, check out how Laura Peacock goes about Uncovering “next reads” in Readers’ Advisory and Rachel Di Cresce is featured in the latest edition of The IT Crowd.
Finally, don’t forget to take this month’s poll:
Are you already using social media for professional development?
As always, we hope you enjoy the show.