Dear Santa, We’re the Open Shelf editorial team. Our favourite things to do are to engage with our friends in the OLA community. We write, we provide feedback, we get creative with pictures and tweets, we play tag all the time, and just basically have lots of fun. We’ll be snuggled at home during the holiday season, hopefully taking a break from work but still dreaming of new stories we can tell in Open Shelf in 2021. Although this has been a crazy year—the “Year of COVID”—we’ve still been able to play with our Open Shelf contributors and they have sent us lots of great stories to print in the magazine.
Continuing our tradition, we bring you a special issue today. One that incorporates the bizarre and the silly and puts a spotlight on creativity. These articles are special because you won’t find them in the mainstream news. Don’t worry, they’re not alternative facts, more like, alternative realities.
Ever wonder how a mid-career library cat feels? Are you a mid-career library cat in need of some pointers? The mid-career malaise of a library cat is for you!
Feeling unsettled? Don’t read any of the following articles:
As always, we invite your comments, feedback and thoughts. Enjoy, and don’t forget to check out our regular issue, out in just a few days!
Martha Attridge Bufton, Editor-in-Chief
Nikolina Likarevic, Deputy Editor
Rashed Ahmad, Digital Editor
Devon O’Leary, Digital Copy Editor
Kelly Thompson, Digital Editor