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What’s new in Open Shelf: July 2021

We envisioned this year’s July issue to be an inaugural attempt at creating a contributor-driven “unconference issue.” And while this month’s issue is a compact one, I think its contents speak to the spirit of an unconference—user-driven conversations and knowledge-sharing that span a wide range of topics, media and scope, engaged with at our own pace.

Features and Columns

Hear to listen … Ici et tout ouïe

Have a strong feeling about something you read in Open Shelf? What to share your thoughts? Write a letter to the editor. 

Transformative conversation(s)

We take to heart the responses from Ontario Library Association (OLA) community members to the Open Shelf column Safe Spaces, and specifically the most recent post on race and privilege.

Cultural diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Mandissa Arlain is a library technician at the Ryerson University Library and Archives.

Race matters

When I was thinking of a suitable title for this month’s column a number of ideas came to mind including “Decolonization is not a metaphor” and “Acknowledgement is not enough.”

The Spark: Community-led initiatives at Brockville Public Library

In endeavoring to to meet the needs of our communities, we as library staff have to ignite the sparks.

Sharks, dinosaurs, outer space and more … Building comprehensive virtual reality programming

Virtual Reality (VR) is an emerging technology that aligns perfectly with our collective service goals to foster innovation and discovery.

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Mark Zuckerberg believes that eventually virtual reality will be part of everyday life for billions of people. Do you agree?

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