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.
This issue is multi-lingual (in English and en français), multi-modal (text and audio) and invitational.
Here’s what you’ll find in Open Shelf, in the order that the content appears:
- As Agnieszka Gorgon and Caleb Domsy share in The Research Hub: A remote collaboration story, working at a distance can be an intense, challenging but ultimately satisfying experience.
- Teens will use their public library. As Laura Martin shares in Teen Lunch Bunch, young people in Niagara Falls are thriving in a program that feeds them—body and soul.
- Writing in both English and French, Amanda Wakaruk and Mélanie Brunet take issue with the relevance of Crown copyright in Canada’s Crown Copyright/Le droit d’auteur de la Couronne au Canada.
- Readers’ Advisory can happen in face-to-face and virtual environments. According to Kristin Caschera, the 2018 RA for a Day event provided participants with a treasure trove of tips for communicating “best bets” online.
- Finally, OLA members have the opportunity to answer our call (or invite for applications): We’re Seeking digital editors.
As always, we invite your comments, feedback and thoughts. Hope you enjoy the show.
Martha Attridge Bufton